Monday, February 4, 2013

More Sketches for Day 6 at CAS2

Today we were offered 3 lessons and three sketches along with techniques to choose from for our homework.  I chose the sketch which went along with a masking technique.  Masking is just so far out of my comfort zone, I am confronting it. Over the weekend I was covering some boxes with shelf liner...and guess what, the brand I used Magic Cover was very low tack...what does that remind you of?  Masking paper/tape/sticky notes perhaps?  YEP, I used shelf liner for my masking.  No sticky residue, the paper is very thin vinyl like and it peels up easily.

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 that for the timed challenges.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I struggled with this technique also. The first one is not as bad as you think, but I really like how the second one turned out.

  2. I'm very impressed with your 2 cards. You got the technique down perfectly on both cards and I agree your 2nd card came out very nice.

  3. I like the colors, Cat as well as the subtle BG stamping you did. I need to catch up with the class to see the technique you are referring to. I'm also going to have to check out this Magic Cover stuff. I tried again with my Contact paper and it leaves a blank space around the image because it's a little thick. Can't wait to follow your suggestion!

  4. I'm so behind! I haven't even watched yesterday's class yet! I love how you tried the card again when you were not happy with the first. I had some color choice issues with a technique from last week too, all about practice! I love your final card, the offset BG stamping really adds to the balance. Nice work!


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