Yay! Stencils! I had a lot of fun playing with stencils on this card. Even if the ink didn’t stay nicely in the area I was working on, I just covered the mishaps with sequins. I am in love with the new blending brush from Ranger. I want to get one for each color family.
Yes, I am still having a lot of fun playing around with watercolor backgrounds. I will go back to making other cards here in a bit, and just add this to my arsenal of occasional usage. Right now I am having to much fun though! The truth is I am also watching more tutorials I had forgotten about and it is adding to what I am trying out.
Making myself feel really brilliant today, while I was working on figuring out the layout of this sketch and trying to get the measurements correct for cutting, all of a sudden I realized that the correct measurements are actually written on the sketch. I sware I spend so much time looking at the shapes on a sketch that I just didn’t notice that there were numbers, Well that made things easier. Geezes, Gina!
Every since I got this months kit I have been thinking about how to use these leaves and when I saw this sketch this seemed like a good fit. I like how they are thin enough to not overwhelm the card, but they are large enough that you don’t have to use a lot of them to cover the area. I don’t know that they are something that I would buy on my own, and yet I am so happy to get to play with them, that is what I love about the monthly kits!
Sometimes I know a general idea of what I want to do for a challenge, and most of the cards I make are inspired by challenges (well it is a whole complex thing but we will just go with that for now), but I don’t know how I am going to pull it off until I find a sketch that works. That was the case with this card. Occasionally I can just put a card together without a sketch, but most of the time I do better with at least the idea of one to work with. read more