Good Wednesday morning everyone! This morning I've got for you... surprise... a Diva Sketch! Be sure to play along with this one- remember, in December we'll be randomly drawing one of our Featured Artists to win a prize from the Divas! So go play- your chances are GOOD!
So I followed the sketch pretty well this time, but we try to use current SU product which I sort of slacked on here. The ribbon is a retired Riding Hood Red taffeta and the background stamp called Stitched is also retired. Other than that- everything is current!
You all probably know how I am by now... that I do my best to steer away from the obvious in a challenge like this. Whatever first comes to mind I try to go in another, usually opposite, direction. So with this type of sketch I thought color blocking- meaning each panel a different color. SO, the exact opposite of that would be not only that they are all the same but the same as the card base as well- Sahara Sand in this case. To delineate between the two I stamped them with the background and sponged all the edges. First I sponged them with white, but that just didn't show up enough so I went over it with Sahara Sand ink. Much better!
In order to really make the red touches pop I decided to keep the other colors on the flower image very neutral- Sahara Sand with a bit of Mellow Moss for the leaves. That's it. But really I wanted the flowers to be the primary focus so when all was said and done they got a touch of Crystal Effects to make them shine. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by today! I sure hope you'll play along with us this week- go post your creation with our Mr. Linky so we can vote for YOU as our next Featured Artist and a chance to win some blog candy in December!
Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons, All Holidays, Stitched
Colors: Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, Crystal Effects, sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua painter