You know I love a good sketch challenge, right? Since the moment I saw this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I have been unable to think of anything else. I love it! Well, I also love “found time” during the week when I’m able to craft in The Fungeon (that’s the fantastic name for my stamping basement). What did I work on during this “found time”? My submission for this week’s FMS challenge. Here is my project:
- Another Old Friend. Yesterday I shared a card I made with Everything Eleanor. As I mentioned, working with that stamp set was like visiting an old friend – it’s been a while since I had visited with her. That encouraged me to look over the other stamp sets I hadn’t visited with in a while. That’s when I came across the Swallowtail, that friendly, oversized monster of a butterfly.
- Embossing on Multiple Panels. There are three panels at the center of the FMS sketch. I immediately knew I wanted to create one image with the three panels. I alternated colors in the panels with the colors in the embossing powders. The color combination came about because I was limited by the colors of embossing powder – and I couldn’t be happier. I cropped three panels at 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″. With a 2-Way Glue Pen, I created a temporary adhesive on the pack of the panels and tucked them tightly together. I stamped the Swallowtail with VersaMark and then embossed each panel individually.
- Added Embellishment. When a sketch calls for a specific element, I try my best to make it happen. This sketch has a band across its base of the sketch – I tried 100 different options to find the right one. OK, maybe it wasn’t 100 options, but let’s just say I used a lot of ribbon and twine before falling in love with this twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit. I tried Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, White Twine, a Double Layer of Pool Party Seam Binding. They were either too subtle or too overpowering. I tried bows, knots and buttons. In the end, I love this option – it gives texture and an added element without taking away from the butterfly image.
Stamp sets: Swallowtail, Banner Greetings Papers: Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White Inks: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Pool Party and Black), Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit (Pool Party twine), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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