Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Around the World ~ Stampin' Up! Sketch Challenge #AW17

I have been stuck on this impressionistic technique for some time now. I really need to jump onto something new, but I just LOVE this effect. I also really enjoy the {Happy Watercolor} stamp set. The flower is so much fun to color and give dimension to. 

This sketch came from Around the World Stampin' Up Challenge. I strayed from the sketch a little. I decided to go with a vertical version. That's me... the rule breaker!

The Sketch:

Here's my take!
*The background was created using Stampin' Up! Markers.

Cardstock ~ Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink ~ Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Black StazOn
Stamp Set ~ Happy Watercolor
Tools ~ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, SU Markers, Blender Pen, Sponges, Dimensionals, All Purpose Liquid Adhesive, Glue Dots, Crystal Effects


  1. I FREAKING LOOOOVE the background! I need to give that a try!!!! ;) cool idea! as always!!! love love love!!!

  2. Gorgeous! Thank you, Melissa, for your participation to the challenge :-)

  3. Love this - how have you created the background??

    1. Thank you! I free-hand sketched the background using SU markers.

  4. Ummmm...BLOWN AWAY! With the talent you posess, your work should be published!!!


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