Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jac-Inks Challenge 2 — a sketch

Here we are with the next Jac-Inks Challenge — a sketch, created by Ann.

I found this a huge challenge as I am not usually one for layering up circles and ovals, and I don't know if I've ever rounded the corners of a card!
Anyway, I found a "non-layering" way of achieving the layout. All the elements are there, some more subtle than others :)
I loved how the tree was shaped just right to be my circle, and then the sun... well it was the other one. Then there was the little banner at the bottom left... it was just perfect for a bit of ground.
Yay!!!!!! I was pretty pleased with being able to find something in my landscape theme to fulfill all the requirements of the layout.

Stamps: Pendant Park
Ink: So Safron, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Other: Sponges, 1" Circle Punch, a hand made oval for masking — because I don't own any cutting equipment for ovals that size!! (don't look too closely at the edges, my cutting wasn't perfect)

So using my handmade oval template and a punched out circle for a mask, I sponged over the area first with So Safron, then starting from the edges and working towards the circle, but not all the way, with Pumpkin Pie. Then around the very edges I sponged a little Riding Hood Red — more towards the bottom. When the mask is pulled away you get a lovely sunset! I stamped the tree over the top and then created another mask with a torn piece of paper for the ground, positioning it so that it was at the base of the tree. I sponged along the edge of the tear with Chocolate Chip and then again a little lower (I had to put the template back while sponging the ground inside the oval).
Whoa!! I think this just needs a demo. Maybe sometime I'll do a step by step demo with pics!!
Most of you probably know how to do this anyway, but for those that don't I hope that helps a bit :)

Thanks for visiting, and I can't wait to see your creations! Head on over to Jac-Inks to enter.

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