Monday, March 21, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches 228

I am rushing to get this posted.  I looked at my list of challenges, and this one closes in less than 2 hours. (It's almost like a scramble over at the Hero Arts Flickr group!)

Of course I have had a whole week to work on it, but somehow I never got to it. Here is the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches # 228.

I pulled out an un-inked stamp set from Stampin Up - Best Thoughts.  I love hydrangeas.  I must have 5 different stamps.  This mophead is fabulously drawn.  For the card base I added a bit of tone on tone with the Stamping Up Hardwood stamp for some texture.

I took out my colored pencils (Artist's loft 48 pk) and went to work with 3 pinks and 3 greens.  A bit of gamsol to blend it at the end and it was time to fuss with the sentiment.  For the second time in a row, I had to cover a boo boo...but again it looks better with the bit of white on black for additional contrast.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Cat, this is simply beautiful. I love it.

  2. so lovely, Cat - i love hydrangeas too!

  3. Oh this is so pretty, Cat! Having a short time clearly works for you!

  4. This is really lovely! Your flower is perfectly coloured and I adore the soft colour combo you've used. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  5. holy macaroni you are SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD at CAS. i just marvel at how you do that!!! ♥

  6. Your coloring is really amazing, Cat! I love the color combo of pink and green for this beautiful hydrangea, and your CAS design is stunning!

  7. This is so beautiful! I love the way you've colored the hydrangea. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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