January 27, 2015

SKETCH IN BLUE

I did something a little different the other day. Well, at least, it was something I've never done before. 

I wanted to participate in a sketch challenge put forth by the Paper Players. Not having any specific image in mind, I -- here is the different part -- reached into the drawer where I store all my Stampin' Up! clear mount stamp sets, shut my eyes, and randomly picked one. 

The set that came to hand was a beautiful Hostess Set, Bloom With Hope.

This loose interpretation of the sketch challenge is what I ended up creating:


I had great fun with the flower. In planning to do an emboss resist technique with it, I embossed the image in elegant gold, then used Sponge Daubers to add varying shades of blue to the petals and warm colors for the center. 

When I finished, the flower was just not prominent enough for my taste. The fix came as the result of adding a little Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker on the petals and Calypso Coral in the center. 


The end result then was a more stand-out flower that is still elegant because of the gold embossing. 

Here is the sketch upon which my card was based:

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2015/01/paper-players-challenge-229-jaydees.html
So, anyway, I call this a Random Act of Creativity. Do you ever find yourself choosing a set and/or image randomly like I did for this challenge card?

Random
Smiles.

9 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I'll have to give that a try..close my eyes, grab, and then create. It sure worked for you, very pretty card! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

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  2. Your hands picked a great stamp, it turn out lovely and thank you for stopping by to share!!!

    Karren @ Oh My Heartsie Girl

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  3. Your hands guided you to just the right set! The gold embossing is gorgeous with the blues. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  4. Wow, it is gorgeous. I love the colors you picked and the theme is elegant. I would love to get a birthday card like this! You did a great job crafting this.
    /Charlotte - My Green Nook

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  5. Oh my I just LOVE your cards!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  6. This looks like the petals are curving right off the page. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :) Hope to see you again next week.

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  7. This is so beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark; hope you'll join us again this week :)

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