It felt really good to go back to the "real me" here and create one of these scenes in a sketch again. I've been very busy with DT work lately and I don't normally do these for DT work (people say they are too hard!).
So, we are going to take the "how to" in steps here.....
- BACKGROUND - I brayered Cool Caribbean top and bottom. I used a scrap paper to mask off the horizon line and sponged Tempting Turquoise downward from there.
- ISLAND - I cut an oval of River Rock and sponged River Rock and Creamy Carmel on it to create my island. I adhered my island to the background.
- SKETCH - I used a circle Nestie to cut out the center circle part of the sketch. I used a larger circle to cut out a red mat for this piece. For the vertical part of the sketch, I used my paper cutter to cut downward towards the island. Note that I made 4 cuts this way so I actually removed pieces here so that the red card based showed thru rather than matting this piece. Why? Really cuts down on bulk and I didn't actually cut this piece totally off...it was still attached to the island at the bottom so it would have been difficult to get a mat in there.
- IMAGES - Were colored with Copics, cut out, and adhered into place during assembly.
- FAUX BRADS - You can see how I create faux brads HERE.
- MORE - Still needed something so I added the sentiment on the island.
PS: My friend JenMarie has some great blog candy on her blog HERE.
Stamps: Artful INKables Paradise Island
Paper: GP110, Whisper White, Real Red, River Rock
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, River Rock, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate ChipAccessories: Oval and Circle Nesties, White Prismacolor Pencil, Stamp-a-majig for sentiment placement, Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Punch (for the faux brad circles)
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