Monday, June 16, 2014

I'd Pick YOU!

Hi all and happy Monday! I'm kicking off the week with another PageMaps Monday -- a day when I scour the galleries over at PageMaps' Cardmaps and look for just the right sketch to set off one of my stamped images. 

I don't know about you, but I love to stamp a bunch of images, color and then stick those colored images in a drawer for a day when I want to make a card but don't have a ton of time to color! This card was done just that way! 

So, here's a peek at the sketch I picked......

And here's my card! As you can see, even though this sketch is long and lean, I chose to squish it and make it fit with an A2 card. Like I always say -- that's the beauty of a sketch!  

I started by stamping the pail of flowers -- from Penny Black's Friendship Flowers stamp set --with Espresso Truffle Memento Ink and then I colored it all up with Copic Markers. I used E23, E25, E27, Y21, Y18, C00, C01, C03, C05, E33 and then I shaded with Y000, BG000, W00, W01 and W03. The little accents were created thanks to a Molotow White Paint Pen.  

Here's a close up!

And as you can see, I added some paper piercing, a silver ribbon slide (Stampin' Up), some May Arts Ribbon, and mix of My Mind's Eye paper. Just that simple! The sentiment was also a part of the set and I stamped it on a Spellbinders Petite Labels One die cut shape and then added some Antique Linen Distress Ink sponging.

And that, my friends, is it! If you are ever in need of some sketchy inspiration -- it's just a click away at's Cardmaps! Grab a cuppa joe or tea, make yourself comfy and have fun looking!

See you back here soon!


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Leslie Miller said...

I've used this sketch before, too. Love it! Cute image, too. I especially like your coloring of the pail. A very sunny and cheerful card, Julie!

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous coloring on that tin container Julie! This is lovely!

Pauline said...

Julie this is beautiful. Love your take on the sketch, your colouring is perfect. Love the pail of flowers, I would love this stamp, who makes it? A happy cheerful card!

Julie Koerber said...

Pauline -- I can't believe I forgot to put that in my post! The stamp set is called Friendship Flowers (it's a clear set) by Penny Black!