It’s Cristina here, and it’s my turn to share some cards with you.
First of all, I should tell you that my mojo has been gone for the last couple of weeks. I have been on my craft room, trying to get the inspiration back, with no success.
But then Leslie (our sketch Master) wrote an awesome post on Friday with lots of great ideas on how to approach an sketch and how to use it differently. I LOVED those ideas! Because I always have problems using the sketch JUST as the starting point and my cards tend to look exactly like the sketch.
So I decided to use this to kickstart my inspiration and try to change the sketch to fit my needs.
Here is the original sketch:
As Leslie did in her post, I decided to use it upside down:
Instead of hearts, I saw flowers, and I didn’t want to have just three, so this stamp was perfect. I embossed it over watercolor paper, and then used distress inks and stains to create an Ombre Background (one of my favorite trends). For the sentiment I used some vellum and a gorgeous button from Mossy Made.
Then I decided to use the sketch upside down again, but this time I wanted the sentiment on the other side:
I wanted the sentiment over the arrows, cause it made more sense. Those arrows are Hero Arts die cuts for the Silhouette. Love the new ones that they released for Valentine’s Day!
For my last card, I flipped the sketch on its side:
In this case I changed the hearts for butterflies, and I decided to use one of my favorite sentiments from Hero Arts.
I thought the card needed something else, and I think I went a bit crazy with the splatters 😉
To add dimension to the butterflies I stamped them on acetate and added them to the card, here is a close up:
So I should thank Leslie for bringing my mojo back with her great post and for sharing awesome tips to see sketches differently.
And don’t forget that you still have time to play along with our current challenge, you still have a couple of days:
Thanks for stopping by!