The Inky Friends have a sketch challenge today based on the card on page 48 of the Occasions catalog (which is ending in just a few days)! It's a simple sketch, and lends itself to a wide variety of design possibilities.
I hadn't had a chance to ink up Let It Ride which, coincidentally, was used on the card in the catalog. I thought now would be a great time!
Since I don't have the Pocket die, and don't plan to get it, the new Stitched Nested Labels made a perfectly acceptable substitute! They even include a straight piece that I used to finish the top of the "pocket." They will be available starting June 4th.
I had to make a mask from a sticky note so the trees would be behind the horses, not on top. Helpful hint: Stamp your image on the cardstock and then again immediately on the sticky note. Cut just inside the black outline, as seen below. This helps the over-stamped image get right up to the edge of the first image without leaving a gap in between.
The horse images were stamped with Memento and colored with Stampin' Blends, but the trees were colored marker-to-stamp using Early Espresso and Shaded Spruce Stampin' Write Markers. I left the mask in place while I sponged some Daffodil Delight to brighten the horizon.
I hope you play along with this sketch challenge! Just click the banner at the top of the page or follow the link below. The guidelines are simple!
1. For a sketch challenge, follow the general design of the sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors are listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.2. Create something new that has not been posted before.
3. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery, and please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky on the challenge page.
4. Feel free to combine up to three challenges, as long as you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
5. Most important of all - have fun!
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