Monday, September 29, 2014

The Paper Players

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!


I found a really fun card sketch over at The Paper Players
http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2014/09/paper-players-challenge-215-sketch-from.html today. Here it is.


Inchies are usually hard for me but this sketch was very fun to work with. It reminded me of a mosaic scene. This is what I came up with.


I really am having fun with this new/old Rubbing Alcohol Marker technique that makes beautiful Marbling backgrounds. This time I put some Gold Re-inker into the technique. The look is really very beautiful with the gold addition to the marbling.  I used Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight and a few scribbles of Real Red Markers in my color combination. I stamped the large blossom in Basic Black Ink then cut my squares in 1 1/4 ". They are matted on a Calypso Coral background piece. The card base is Blackberry Bliss I really think it made the focal image pop and I ran it through with the Woodgrain Impression Folder. I added a Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine bow and a little Calypso Coral Button and a Crumb Cake banner to the bottom of the card front. The sentiment is from the Something to Say stamp set.

Here is the link for the video tutorial from Split Coast Stampers.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/alcoholmarkermarbling/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

I used a scrap of Crumb Cake for the inside liner. This sentiment is from the Bravo stamp set. I used a remaining strip of the marbling background which I mounted on Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral card stock. Nothing so pretty should go to waste right!.

That's all for me today. I hope you were inspired enough to give this sketch a try. I know the crew over at The Paper Players would love to see what you come up with.

Chat soon,
Patrice 

3 comments:

LeAnne said...

I have seen this technique and I think I need to try it out! SO glad you played with the Players' sketch this week! This is delightful...especially that you used it on the inside as well!

Yapha said...

What a gorgeous mosaic scene! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at The Paper players!

Joanne James said...

What a lovely marbled background for your flower! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.