I hope you're all well, I've had a lovely day today and am really excited about the next couple of days too, I'll say more about what's going on in a few days, keep all the excitement to one post! lol!
We have a new challenge today at Seems A Little Sketchy (which is exciting too, huh?!) and our sponsor for the next fortnight is Delicious Doodles!
Our sketch for you to follow looks like this
We were given some images by our sponsor to use and here's what I did...
I made a card with a porthole, so the image is on the inside rather than the front.
I coloured the image with the following copics: Y17,15,13,V04,000. Foliage; YG97,95,93,R17,14,12. Sea; B01,00,000,0000.
Something happened while I was colouring this image that has never happened to me before and I just thought I'd share what it was in case it happens to someone else. I was using my R12 pen for the first time and as I was blending the ink started to flood the image and I could see that the nib had gotten really full of ink. I stopped colouring immediately (as it was almost the last thing on the image that I was colouring and I didn't want to ruin it!). I remembered a tip that I saw somewhere when I was learning about re-filling my pens about how taking both caps off helps to balance the pressure in the pen, so I took the other cap off and could see the effect straight away. I laid it horizontally on my desk for a wee minute too just to be sure before I finished my colouring. I wondered if it was because of the heat lately that maybe built up some pressure or something, but I thought I would share in case it helps someone else some time.
I created the wood effect on the front by drawing the panels and colouring with my copics: E39,37,35,33. and a black fine liner. I cut the porthole with my Spellbinders circle dies and then used some gold frantage powder to make it look a little rusty. I added some rope that I've had in my stash for a while that I saved from a clothes label. The hinge is a Tim Holtz Alterations Hardware Findings die and I also used a Memory Box Majestic Anchor both of which got the frantage treatment. The black dots are Viva Pearl pen in Anthracite.
Here's the inside with the image and a computer generated sentiment.
So go take a look at what the rest of the DT have done on Seems A Little Sketchy and have a go at our fab sketch!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafts & Me Challenges: Anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges; All at sea
Crafty Boots Challenges; Die cuts
Delicious Doodles Challenges; Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey; Punches and/or dies
Sweetpea Stampers; Embossing
The Squirrel and The Fox; Nautical/sea life
Thanks for looking!