Saturday, July 14, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #167

Wow! Challenge is the key word this week.  It was late Thursday night and my mind was blank.  I must have tried at least five or six different ideas and finally settled on 1:00am!

I decided to use a vinyl stencil that I found at the dollar store.  The stencil is sticky on one side and adheres firmly to the paper.  Be careful though when peeling the stencil off your paper - they do rip easily.  There are tons of different stencils available and they were all priced at $1.  I used some rubbing alcohol to clean the stencil once I was finished coloring.

I used Copic markers on Papertrey Ink card stock.  This card stock is amazing with Copics.  I saturated the images as I colored, trying to get a watercolor look.  In hindsight, I probably should have used watercolor paper to get the markers to bleed a bit more.

The three flowers were intended to represent the sketch elements.  I felt something was missing so I stitched rectangles around the images.  My machine was not a fan of this heavy card stock! Some stitches are uneven but there are enough uneven stitches to make it look intentional !!!

Don't forget that the Christmas in July activities continue over at the Unscripted Sketches blog!

Skip on over and check out the latest challenge. The DT has some interesting interpretations of this sketch.  We would love to see what you create..  

Happy crafting everyone!


  1. What a fun way to use stencils! I really like the stitching, too. When I first look at the card (on Unscripted Sketches) I thought the squares were drawn in. The stitching is a wonderful surprise!

  2. I so love this card and your take on the sketch! So CAS yet there are details.. like the stitching around the corner under the gemstones which really draws your eyes to the gemstone. Fabulous job! TFS

  3. I love the way you interpreted the sketch - those stencilled flowers are gorgeous and I love the stitching (all of it, but especially the line down the right and around the corner)

  4. Geri, those flowers are just gorgeous, and I love how you framed each blossom!