I had fun making a card for Rita Wright’s fun sketch. Rita is our hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches, and working with a sketch design by Rita’s is pure pleasure. I wanted to try misting water on this inked Polka Dot Background stamp from My Favorite Things. I cropped it with MFT’s Inside Out Stitched Rectangle dies, and then paired with my free dynamic, Sunny Skies, that came in the same order, it makes for a fast, super-cheerful card.
I used 6 colors, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Marina Mist and Elegant Eggplant. I worked from the Daffodil Delight going out in both directions; I applied the colors directly from the ink pads and this helped eliminate contaminating lighter colors with darker ones. The inks overlapped slightly. After getting the stamp inked up well, I misted it with water and stamped it on Ranger Watercolor Paper (smoother side). I used two layers from the “hello” from the Hello You Thinlits, the top in Gold Foil and the bottom in Daffodil Delight. I used 3 layers of Daffodil Delight for the sun. I thought my card would be done, but I felt like it was missing something. I added Wink of Stella to the sun and a few random dots. It still needed something, so I freehanded the face on the sun with the Project Life Marker and added a little White Gel Pen to the eyes and a little blushing bride for some rosy cheeks. And THEN it was finished!
BI hope you enjoyed my fairly simple card and Rita’s sketch this week and I hope you’ll check out what my fellow design team members have created to inspire you, and that you’ll play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!