pretty fab, right? you could basically take that thing ANYWHERE! at the moment, as you may know, i'm pretty addicted to water color paints and hand lettering, so i thought i'd try to incorporate a bit into my card:
|watercolor paper: strathmore; paints: artist's loft; pen: faber castell pitt w/XS tip plus a grey tombow for shadow; patterned paper: echo park, dcwv; scalloppy ribbon/trim stuff: my mind's eye; white glossy cardstock: paper accents; glitter from michaels attached with the BEST GLUE PEN EVER, that elisabeth from paper anthology recommended and she was soooooo RIGHT: sakura quickie glue pen; ink: ranger archival; other adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine|
the nice thing... or at least, one of the nice things... about a sketch with segments is that you can put something different into each; thus i was able to work the sentiment on a separate piece of watercolor paper just in case it didn't come out well on the first try. i also had fun painting a bunch of multi-colored holly leaves using a cool "wet into wet" method i saw on a blog somewhere (which, alas, i cannot find now, sorry) where you paint the shape with clear water and then add brushfuls of a few different shades of green and let them mix, randomly. in the midst of fussy-cutting those (especially the tiny flippin' BERRIES!!!) i was wishing pretty strongly i had just drawn a circle like the sketch has and put the leaves INSIDE it... but i do like the texture and dimension the cut-out leaves give the panel, so it was worth it in the end.