Sunday, November 09, 2008

A sketch challenge

It's been a while since I participated in a sketch challenge (other than my own at CAS that it). When I saw all the fun sketches going on in the Verve forum, I thought I'd join in. I jotted down all 5 sketches, then made them in the order of most complex to least complex. It's been so long since I've made a more complicated card, I wasn't sure if I would remember how...

Since this was a Verve event, I decided to get out all my Verve stamps and give them a little lovin'. You know how it is sometimes, you get in a bit of a rut of always reaching for the same types of stamps and you neglect all that other amazing stuff you have. Before I started, I actually did a little bit of planning. I assessed each sketch and wrote down which Verve images I thought would work out best for each sketch. I even stuck to that. The colours and minor details just kind of fell into place along the way.

For this first card (which is actually the second sketch), I had decided on using Filigree Fantasy Filigree Fantasy. It's such an elegant set, so I decided to do a bit of copper embossing, especially since I have this gorgeous copper paper to match. Well that worked nicely, but then I was a bit stuck on what colour to pair it with. I went through my SU! patterned paper stash and came across Apple Cider. While it obviously doesn't have copper in it, it does have Really Rust. That rust goes fairly nicely with River Rock. So that's how I came about this semi-unusual colour combo!
Stamps: Filigree Fantasy, Great Expectation
Paper: White, River Rock, Copper, Apple Cider
Ink: Versamark
Accessories, etc.: Copper EP, ribon, brads