This week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges the new challenge is a sketch. Don't forget to check out the cards by the rest of this talented team. They are awesome ladies with fantastic cards!
Mine is a graduation card for a dear friend. We've pretty much known her since she was a very young little girl. She is very intelligent and as sweet as anyone you can ever know. So of course, I had to do a special graduation card for her. I didn't want to do a traditional card with caps and gowns, so I selected this beautiful image from the Shop. I thought it would depict the fact that even though a person graduates, it's not an end to learning. Don't you love easel cards? Well I hope you like this one.
I know her favorite color used to be lavender and purple, so that's what I used. Again I've colored with my Prismacolors. However, I got busy with the larger areas and forgot to allow for shading, so I made up my own technique (I'm sure others have done it, but it was new for me). I took a tiny floral stamp, and I made a mask of the girl and the books, then I stamped a darker yellow over the light yellow, etc. I was real pleased with the technique. I know the sketch doesn't call for the second set of flowers, but I liked them on this card.
The supplies I've used are:
roses (used stickles on them), paper & gems by Recollections
butterfly paper by DCWV
lace, charm, butterfly and white flowers from Michaels and Hobby Lobby
die cuts - by Spellbinders;
I did some "real" sewing (go figure - last week for stitching I used faux stitches) LOL
You can't see them all, but I've put gems in the centers of the flowers on the background paper
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles Challenges - fluttering
Crafts 4 Eternity - embellishment starting with an "r" - rose
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - fancy folds
The Stamp Man Challenges - butterfly
One Stitch at a Time - wings
CES Challenges - sparkly and flowers
Hooked on Craft Challenges - anything
A Gem of a Challenge - flowers and charms