Friday, 6 May 2011

Minky Sketch

The Stampotique challenge this time is to follow a sketch which I must admit I found quite a challenge as I do not normally follow sketches, in fact this is the first time for me.  My problem is that I always want to add embellishments and other bits and bobs and slowly move away from the sketch I'm supposed to be following LOL.
Thought it was about time I inked up Minky for the first time and I decided to go for a black and white colour pallette with a pop of red.
I applied a thin coat of Gesso onto black card stock, allowed to dry and stamped Minky with archival ink.  Machine stitching has been added in red along with red heart buttons.
FaBULoUs has been stamped with Adirondack snow cap white and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I have then stamped part of the text onto white card and aligned it over the top of the original to give some dimension.  The sentiment at the bottom has been generated on the computer.  The edges of the card have been sponged with DI black soot.
This is our sketch challenge from Stampotique and although my card is quite simple I am pleased with the outcome.  Enjoy the weekend.  Tracy x x

21 comments:

Helen said...

Hi,
I am not very good at following sketches either! Minky looks great here.

TonyR said...
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TonyR said...

love this Tracy ... very stylish, simplistic.
wonderful.
tonyR x

Kaz said...

This certainly is fabulous Tracy, I love this colouring. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Basement Stamper said...

Great job with the sketch! I love the black and white with a touch of red. The gesso looks great! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Juls said...

this is FABULOUS!! great image! and I love how you've done the lettering and the colour combo is my ultimite fav!! Hugs Juls

Wendy said...

Great interpretation of the sketch Tracy, in fact, Fabulous!

flutterbycrafter said...

Fabulous, great take on the sketch, love the colours too xx

Jayne C said...

I don't think it's simple at all...just very classy!!! Love it xx

Sue said...

This is brilliant Tracy, I love your layer of gesso, and your black and white stamping - perfect x

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh this is great and you followed the sketch perfectly! I find following a sketch really hard! love your colour pallette x

Netty said...

You have done a fab job with the sketch Tracy and loving your interpretation. Terrific card. Annette x

Barb Cady said...

I think this is terrific, truly inspired interpretation! Love the colour choice.x

Willy said...

Great interpretation of the sketch! Wonderful Minky card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 29.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Tracy, Fabulous card, clever layering on the sentiment and brilliant colours make this great:0) xxx

Debbie said...

Love Minky! Must get her! Great colours. Awesome job!

Carol Q said...

great card. love the gessoed background for Minky.

joanne wardle said...

"fabulous" describes it perfectly!! love the little heart buttons. thanks for taking part in the stampotique challenge

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful use of the sketch! Love how you distressed around the edges of the rectangles!

fatmonica said...

Love this card!

Gez said...

FABULOUS Tracy! Minky look gorgeous :) Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.