Hi everyone. Time for the September Sketch Challenge ...
I've had this grid background stamp for several months but don't think it's been inked up until now. I have a lot of NBUS in my stash, all nicely filed away (and usually forgotten!). I've now pulled out all I could find and keep them in a separate basket ... hopefully they'll get used now. :) I think it's a sign I may need to slow down with my buying. :) You'll notice I didn't say stop buying ... just slow down. Baby steps! :)
I inked up the grid with versamark and heat embossed in white. Then I used my new distress inks, Twisted Citron and Mermain Lagoon (LOVE this colour combo), to add in some colour using a water brush. After I did a few squares, I spritzed with a little water and then tilted my card front so the diluted ink would run. Happy with how this turned out.
I used this bold sentiment from Happy Little Stampers to finish off my card. I stamped over top of the white embossed grid, and of course, the ink didn't stick where there was white embossing, so I just used a permanent black marker to fill in any blank spots.
I hope you'll join us for this fun sketch challenge. Come check out the challenge HERE and see the amazing cards from the Design Team.
I'm entering this into a couple of challenges: Less is More is looking for cards using sprays / mists; Addicted to Stamp & More is looking for CAS cards (3rd entry); and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is Anything Goes (3rd entry). :)
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!!
Stamps: Grid Background (Simon Says Stamp); Bold Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Ink: Versamark; Twisted Citron, Mermain Lagoon (Distress inks by Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: White embossing powder (Hero Arts), heat tool, water brush, black sharpie
Less Is More #239 - Sprays / Mists
ATS&M #159 - CAS
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes