Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Rain or Shine

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Cécile.


To make the stripes, I used Post-It tape and masked each one off - then used Clarity Stencil Brushes to add ink letting it fade off at the ends.  After trying multiple times and smudging, or getting it too dark, or having the Post-It tape lift up - I finally got a good one and then realized my stripes were reversed from the sketch.  Oops.  But I decided to keep it that way because it kept the blue stripe and the "rain drops" above the umbrella.

FMS Rain or Shine

I went with bright colors and cheerful patterns for the umbrella to match the idea of the sentiment.  I ended up really liking this idea.  By the time I was done with this one I was a pro in creating the stripes so I created multiple extra backgrounds. I think this will be a great card for the church card racks.

I hope to see you playing along this week!!

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10 comments:

  1. I love your stripes and your pieced umbrella! This is such a happy card. Stencil brushes?!? hmmm...the enabling continues. :)

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  2. This is so sweet! Love the spring colors and that adorable umbrella!

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  3. What a cute umbrella, this is darling Kim!

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  4. I did not notice that your stripes were reversed from the sketch because I was obviously dazzled by your design! This is so fabulous! I love you you've used different papers to make that umbrella. Fabulous!

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  5. Such a beautiful way to use this sketch!! Love it!

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  6. Kim such a sweet card for this week's sketch! Your inking for the horizontal lines is so beautiful and clever. Love the he umbrella and sentiment!

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  7. This is such a great card Kim! I love that umbrella and that sweet sentiment! So sweet!

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  8. I love the idea of the umbrella for this sketch! It all looks so natural. Gorgeous card!

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  9. I admire your perseverance with the masking/brushing; I could try that a 1,000 times and my lines/edges would still be askew. Yours are a lovely backdrop for the cheery umbrella...
    ~c

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