As you might have gathered from my earlier post I have been selected to join the lovely ladies on the Just Add Ink Design Team. Every fortnight I will be providing a design for that week's challenge - my first as a DT member is next week, so pop back next Friday to see what it is - and on the alternate fortnights when I am not designing I can join in the challenge, but alas can not be voted in the Top 5 picks.
So here is my entry for this week's sketch challenge (my non-designing week):
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks: Blue Bayou (stamping off technique)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
I used the "Stamping Off Technique" where you ink up your image, stamp it and DO NOT reink your image but simply stamp it repeatedly for your desired effect. This technique gives multi shades of the one colour without additional financial cost of buying more ink pads. It is also a great and simple way to add depth to your image.
I remained true to the simplicity of this sketch challenge, although it took me a bit accept the large "white space" at the top of my card. I did sponge the edge of the Whisper White cardstock with Blue Bayou ink as I found it too stark because of its simplicity.
I selected the 'miss you so much' greeting from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments as I felt it went well with the starkness of this card. Those we miss usually add colour and vitality to our lives and that is why we miss them so much and what this card reflects (at least I think so)! What do you think?
Why not pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog and see how the other Design Team members have interpreted this sketch. You might even feel inspired to join in the challenge yourself, go on you know you want to!