Painless Tattoo!

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful Monday morning and are ready for a bit of sketchy inspiration!  This week you are getting a sneak peak of the upcoming sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch (shhh…don’t tell anyone).  I must admit that this one had me stumped for a bit but I’m really loving what came out of my crazy mind when I finally figured it all out!  Here’s the sketch:

 I was stuck in the feather zone for awhile with the sketch and just couldn’t get past them.  Finally, I thought of balloons and that started the creative juices flowing.  I turned to Fall Gratitude for my balloon shapes.  Seriously, would these not be the coolest balloons ever with those patterns?  I also had to use Elegant Sentiments…how could you resist that script?  It’s gorgeous! 

I found some splattered/bleached paper in my stash which made a perfect background for my balloons.  I stamped each balloon on other papers in my scrap stash and to give them a little fun twist, I used Glossy Accents for dimension and shine.  I embossed “happy” to make sure it stood out against the background and it turned out perfectly.  I connected my balloons to the sentiment with some hand drawn strings.  I love how it all came together and was thrilled that I pulled it off without feathers!  😉

For my 2nd take on the sketch I layered the rose image from Elegant Flowers on top of the heart from Cookie Sprinkles.  These two images worked perfectly with a sentiment from Chalkboard Sign.  I did a little tweaking to the images that I’ll show you in a second.

 
For some reason, when I layered the flower bud and the heart on my colored paper, my mind went straight to a tattoo.  So, I decided to look up different means of making an image look like a tattoo.  By adding some simple lines, some shading with copics, and a little reflection triangle on the heart, I think I got a pretty good looking tattoo for my card.  A simple technique but I think it’s a fun one to try out!  Check it out:
To complete the card, I did a cheat chalkboard background using some patterned paper I had lying around that already had the chalkboard look.  I went with the Chalkboard Sign sentiment, “I Love You” because I thought it worked well with a tattoo image and I embossed it to make it pop.  Here’s the completed card.  What do you think?
    

I hope you enjoyed my two takes on the sketch coming up this week at CAS(E) this Sketch and got a new technique to try with your Sweet Stamp Shop stamps.  Have fun with the sketch and share your creations on our Flickr group.  Don’t forget to check out the Sweet Stamp Shop Facebook page for up-to-date info and offers.  Plus, a new release is right around the corner and believe me, you won’t want to miss it!  Have a great week!

-Chrissy

One Response to Painless Tattoo!

  1. Awesome cards!!! I love the balloons!! Those tree tops absolutely make perfect balloons!!! And that blue background is so fun!!! I looooooooove the tattoo card, by the way!! It totally has a tattoo feel!! 100%!!! So so so awesome!!!

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