It's been quite a while since I've played along in Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. This one is SSSC98. I really like this week's sketch, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Here is Karen's sketch.
And here is my take on the sketch.
THIS POST. In the 2 angles photos, I tried to capture the raised areas of the flowers. But, I'm not sure you can see it. I can certainly feel the embossing IRL. If you follow the link, you'll see an explanation of how I dry embossed...using a stylus...on the reverse side of the vellum. But, this time I took it a step further. I wondered what the image would look like if I colored the bloom, on the reverse side, with Stampin' Up markers. SO...I gave it a try this morning. I found that I had the best results if I stayed with lighter colors. For this card I used bashful blue and almost amethyst for the bloom, and mellow moss and old olive for the leaves and stem. I'm very pleased with the results!
What do you think???
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CS: bashful blue, always artichoke, whisper white (SU)
DSP: all are from the sweet pea collection (SU)
Stamps: because I care (SU)
Ink: bashful blue, always artichoke, old olive (SU), Staz On
Other: white vellum (The Paper Studio), ribbon from my stash, border punch (MS), round and scallop dies (Spellbinders)