Retro Sketches #1

Monday, March 5, 2012




I made this card for a fun, new challenge called Retro Sketches.




A little more experimenting with watercoloring using ink and water.  I used Spring Moss and Spring Rain ink again.  This time brushed on after heat embossing the peonies with white embossing powder onto watercolor paper.  I didn't like how the whole piece came out, but there was enough there that I did like to die cut these two butterflies!


Cardstock: PTI Spring Rain, Rustic White, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: PTI Pretty Peonies, Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: PTI Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Versamark Ink
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterflies, Notebook Die
Other: White Embossing Powder, Twine

11 comments :

  1. Kara, this is gorgeous!!! I love that butterfly, how amazing! Great job on the sketch, too! Thank you so much for joining us at retrosketches for our first sketch!

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  2. Kara, I love how you used the notepaper sideways, and on the blue paper! And all the detail on the butterfly? just wow!

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  3. Beautiful butterfly, Kara! Love the deatils on the butterfly and the soft colours of your card.

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  4. You totally rocked the embossing! And I love the colors, Kara!

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  5. I love this technique! Your little twine embellishment is a sweet idea!

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  6. Kara! This is so cool!
    I love how you used the twine for the 3 embellishments. And that butterfly is absolutely stunning. :)

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  7. Wonderful job on that sketch love the soft blue.

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  8. Your butterfly looks just like it was made with lace! What a great technique and a very good take on the sketch. I love the twine wrapped around the notebook page, never would have thought of that when I looked at the sketch.

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  9. This is really beautiful Kara! The way you wrapped the twine around and then left the ends loose is clever! Thanks so much for playing in our first ever Retrosketches challenge!

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  10. So pretty Kara, love the butterfly.

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  11. That butterfly is so beautiful!! I never would have done that technique to a die cut. I will have to try it out. It's just so stunning!

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