Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Heidi's Playing the Sketch


I'm playing along with today's sketch challenge on SCS (#278). Yippee! I'm glad to have the chance to play as this one is my favorite. And I reward myself for getting up early with my favorite soda on the way to work!

I had this little girl all colored and ready to go so I just cut her out with a square Nestie. Next I took a 4" x 4" piece of cardstock and used the same Nestie to cut out the center so I could insert the little girl instead. I stuck these two pieces onto an old Cricut mat to hold them still while I inked. I stamped some grass and a couple of clouds. I masked off the grass with a torn piece of paper and also masked off the clouds. I roughly sponged in the sky....no need to be perfect here. I didn't mask off the girl - just sponged softly right up to her. Then I masked off the sky with the other half of my torn paper and sponged in the grass. One thing to note on the grass is that I colored a bit darker BEHIND the grass....not the grass blades themselves. This makes those blades pop out rather than hide.

Here's a couple of tutorials with pics of how I do this type of card:
Cut then Ink Technique
Cutting a Sketch with DP

Stamps: C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies Heidi Among the Flowers digi, C.C. Designs Sugarplums Scenery
Paper: GP 110, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi (behind the grass blades and under Heidi), Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Nesties


Enjoy!
Michelle B.

3 comments:

foxyenglishcrafter said...

What a beautiful card. Love the background. Thanks for sharing

Happy crafting!

Julie

Patti said...

You just can't get any cuter than this! Adorable!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh goodness...my favorite card I have seen this week...you know I love these scenes! Pure cuteness!