The sketch I chose was a basic card shape with a rectangular image in the middle, and a sentiment banner across the interior rectangle. The technique was masking and using multiple shades of ink.
I actually have two cards...just to show you how your choices can really affect your card outcome even using a sketch. My first one, I thought I could get a little creative. I decided the card should be shaped, I used a Spellbinders die, then I picked out 4 shadow ink colors from Hero Arts, a hydrangea stamp from Penny Black and a sentiment from Hero Arts. I cut strips, masked off the interior space did my stamping, and here was my first attempt.
I know its something that would take even a Mother a while to find something complimentary to say. But that is okay, because I even laughed at it, and I tried again instead of becoming frustrated. It wasn't the sketch, or the technique...but my color choices...hideous.
Card attempt 2, I added darker ink to the flower and used it for my background. I chose a complimentary color (also in the flower image) which showed a lot of contrast for the banner sentiment.
Once again, I am reminded that planning helps. My most favorite cards have been fussed about, I've had a vision of them in my head. Time to get out of my fly-by-the-seat-of-my- pants style...save that for the timed challenges. Thanks for stopping by.
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