Friday, June 14, 2013

Crafter's Companion & Papercraft Planet Sketch Challenge

 Today the Crafter's Companion Design Team is excited to play along with  Paper Craft Planet for their weekly sketch challenge and we would love to have you play along too.  Here's the fun sketch and you can find more info on the PCP Blog too!  If you would like to play along, upload your card to the PCP Gallery and tag it with SK061413.



YES ~ there is a prize!!!  For each comment left on the blogs listed below, you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate.  ALSO, if you play along on our sketch challenge, you will be entered into the drawing again (just make sure you upload your card to the PCP Gallery with the tag listed above).   Deadline to enter your comments and/or sketch challenge cards is June 21, 2013 at midnight (ET).


Now here's who is playing along with us today ~ don't forget to leave some love for your chance to win the Crafter's Companion Gift Certificate!

Stacy Harper-Watson -- http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com/
Trena (me!) Brannon -- http://trenastampinhq.blogspot.com

Now, to share what I made for the challenge.  For my design, I'm featuring images from  Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - French 50s Cafe set.


I stamped the images onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used a combination of direct coloring to the cardstock and also pallet coloring - scribble color onto an acrylic block and pick up with a lighter color. As you lay the color on the cardstock, a natural blending occurs. Next, I cut out the images with a die cut, left the image in the die cut and used a blending tool to add a blue ink frame.





As a finishing touch for the glass items on the table, I used a clear dimensional medium.



TIP: to save on cardstock/paper cut your matching layer out of a layer that will be covered up. :o) 



To see great ideas, techniques, tips and color inspiration, please visit the Spectrum Noir BlogCrafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog.

15 comments:

Susanna Boyd said...

Great card!!!!

Stef H said...

gorgeous! love the soft colors!

hugs :)

Mary Ann said...

AWESOME!!Love your card!Beautiful!Love your background,Awesome paper,great coloring,thanks for the tip!!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--great techniques and tips.

Kendra said...

BEAUTIFUL! I super super love this!!! Thanks so much for joining me on the sketch challenge at PCP! Hugs, K

AGohl said...

Gorgeous papers!

Cynthia Murray said...

The flowers in your background paper are so soft. Looks like a wonderful place to sit down and read a book!
Thanks for sharing!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful. Your coloring is wonderful. Such a great card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great sketch and an even greater way that you used it. Love your card. As always the coloring of your image is awesome!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

The image with that background paper is fabulous. TFS

Indy said...

Love the soft colors! Beautiful!

lisa808 said...

Great card--thanks for the tips.

Cathy said...

Love this pretty image, the papers and colours are gorgeous. Cathy x

Clancy said...

This is such a cute card. I love the colors and most of all the image. Great job.

Sandi Lou said...

Thanks for the tip on utilizing paper to its fullest potential. Seems simple but takes a bit of planning to not use up that extra piece of paper. Thanks again.