Call it “Artistic Licence”…

I was so happy to have time to do both sketch challenges over at 2 Sketches 4 You today. There are two pretty sketches this week and I used Kazan’s sketch #27 for this one…

Stamps: About Art Accents, Paper: K&co, Ink: SU! other: twig, yarn, silk flowers, brad, shimmer spray

Stamps: About Art Accents, Paper: K&co, Ink: SU! other: twig, yarn, silk flowers, brad, shimmer spray

…or, at least it started out that way 😉 As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use one of my new ATC fairy stamps from About Art Accents.  I stamped it with SU! basic black and colored it with Tombow watercolor markers then painted over the image with Prang metallic tempera paint that I got at the dollar store. I stamped “be yourself, everyone else is taken” on a white scrap, painted it with the metallic paint and trimmed it with my oval Creative Memories cutter. I added silk flowers and took some of the leftover leaves and sprayed them with my homemade shimmer spray and hot glued them under the stamped fairy. I grabbed a stick from the back yard, wrapped it with eyelash yarn and hot glued that on to. Finally I used a marker to stamp the butterfly and I glued him to the twig. This card was so fun to make (even if I did use some artistic licence on the sketch!)

Here is an ATC I made with Angela’s bonus sketch:

Stamps: About Art Accents, Paper: SU!, K&co, Sticker K&co, Markers: bic

Stamps: About Art Accents, Paper: SU!, K&co, Sticker K&co, Markers: bic

Thanks girls for the awesome inspiration!

Frugal tip: Want cheap glossy paper for stamping? Try lazer color gloss paper, I got a 300 sheet ream of color lazer gloss by Hammermill and it is a wonderful surface for stamping and doing the polished stone technique and it is cheap! 300 sheet for less than $10! Note, test both sides first because one side works better!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting

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10 Responses

  1. Wow these are both gorgeous. I love all the dimension and creativity on them. Great take on BOTH sketches.
    Hugs
    Kazan

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  2. cute! I love the frills

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  3. Cute cards, so many cute details…

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  4. OMG I am totally bowled over. Amazing cards!!!!
    The dimension is incredible

    Thanks so much for playing with us this week

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  5. Very nice! The big flowers are beautiful, the colors also.
    I love this card.

    die hippe

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  6. WOW!! Most EXCELLENT!! I looooooove these!! There are so many details, wonderful work. Oh and I left you something on my blog 🙂

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  7. Wow wow wow! These are amazing! And I really dig the first photograph… gorgeous outdoor photo.

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  8. WOW! this is beautiful cards! nice job Lindsay! ~Olena~

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  9. Wonderful collages.

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  10. These are gorgeous little treasures! Love them!!

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