Well, I was still looking around for more inspiration, sketches is what I was after, but the CASE Study challenge from Dawn Woleslagle really caught my attention, just look at this beauty:
I could never do it justice, so I did it my way and focused on the actual "sketch" of the card!
Paper: PTI cardstock; Neenah; "Out of Print" (Basic rey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic markers; HA Soft Leaf shadow ink; Antique Linen DI
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL542; CL496); PTI (Wonderful Words Addition)
Other: Stampin' Up Scalloped punch; PTI Wonderful Words Addition die; Seed beads
The white panel is stamped with a leaf from a Hero Art set using Soft Leaf shadow ink, and then the edges of the panel are distressed with a little bit of Antique Linen DI. I stamped, trimmed and coloured the flower with Copics and applied seed beads to the centre before adhering it to the card base. The sentiment is made up of a stamp and a die (the "you", and it's is coloured with a matching copic marker). A bit of patterned paper on the edge and that was it.
I think it's my second time playing at CASE Study and I am still trying to get the hang of what "case" is in terms of whether one is suppose to reproduce an identical card but with different colours and a different stamp. I was not sure whether stamping the background of the added panel was "allowed" but I did it anyway.
The main thing, I enjoyed the process and I am enjoying the outcome!
The outside thermometer says 104F! We washed my car, my daughter enjoyed it, and then we had a bit of a swim. I tried to read a bit outside, but it's so hot and I really don't want my daughter in that hot sun for too long. So we are back indoors again and I think I am going to go and cut a bit more of my 12 X 12's into 6 X 6's, it's quite therapeutic! Bye for now!