Thursday, November 6, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch: I'm a Guest!

 Hello Crafters!

I am so super excited for today's post! Why you ask?

I'm guest designing over at CAS(E) This Sketch!!! Whoo Hoo! It's one of my favorite challenges to play along with. Their sketches always give me the best jumping off point and their team is wicked talented. When I got the invite I was literally squealing with delight! My poor dog was looking at me like I'd lost my mind. Dogs, they just don't get it it. Whatever. 

Here is the sketch


I loved the off center grouping along with the strip down the side. So many possibilities but you know me . . .I went with flowers :) 


I stamped some flowers from Altenew's Magnolias For Her using masking. This set doesn't come with leaves but it does come with extra petals so I used those to create some greenery. 
I colored them in using copics. Now you might be wondering why my darkest shading is on the outside of the petals. 

Admittedly, I thought it looked weird at first because most flowers darken on the inside and lighten outside. However, I learned to Google pictures of what I want to color before actually doing it and magnolias actually have the strongest color on the outside of their petals. Weird right? But still pretty. 
After I had colored all the pinks there was NO separation between my flowers so I went back in and added some shadows with my warm grays. I was terrified! Ha! I kept hearing Sandy in my head saying "You need bold contrast, but be careful because you can ruin your image." What in the What?! I started light and gradually got up the nerve to add in W5. Sandy was right though. Isn't she always? That brilliant woman. It really needed the contrast. I probably could have gone darker even . . .What do you think? More contrast? Less? Help a girl out :) Oh and I outlined the flower in a very light blue. 

I wanted my flowers to over hang the strip like they do in the sketch so I used my paper trimmer to trim the two outside edges and then fussy cut the actual edge of the flower. I couldn't decide between a pink strip or a green one so I went to my "Help me make a decision, it's 3am for God's sake" friend Linda and we decided on pink. Thank God for those crafty friends!
The sentiment is from another Altenew set Sketchy Rose and I thought it fit perfectly!

Thanks again to the CAS(E) This Sketch girls for allowing me to play along!! I'm so thrilled and honored you let me :) Don't forget to go over and play along!!

Thanks for visiting!

XoXo

18 comments:

  1. Kelly, this is exquisite! No more contrast needed in my opinion!

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  2. Congrats on your well deserved Guest DT spot at CTS!
    CLUNK!!! Excuse me...that's the sound of my jaw hitting my desk! I can't begin to tell you how much I love your Copic coloring on your flowers and leaves, Kelly! And, you went up to W5? A bold decision, but one that paid off in spades! This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  3. Swooon.....what a beauty, Kelly! Pinning it.........Congrats on your DT gig!

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  4. Whoa girl, this is amazing, beautiful and breathtaking! Woot for being a Guestie!

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  5. Congratulations Kelly! Your flower is a beauty! Darker means richer to me...LOVE the blue outline and the fussy cut edge:)

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  6. So excited for you! Congrats on the guest design spot, my friend! Your flowers are colored soooo beautifully! As far as the shading goes - I think it looks perfect! Way to nail that sketch! ♥

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  7. Congrats on ur GD, ur card as always is so pretty!!

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  8. Kelly, this is the best I have seen this flower coloured in yet. I have seen it quite a few times but none of the other times have I been inspired to buy the stamp, now I have. This card is just wonderful, so eye catching. The colours are perfect.

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  9. Gorg. As usual. Congrats lady...you are hitting your stride!!

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  10. Wow! This seriously took my breath away!
    Congrats with the GD spot! This shows you really deserved it!

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  11. Absolutely stunning~ Congrats on the gig!

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  12. Kelly, I've been waiting for this post, when I saw your card at the CAS(E) this Sketch I just wanted to let you know that this is just Amazing!! Stunning! Awesome! Is there any other super words... I love your bright colours and I love your colouring. And the design is perfect, I love how the flowers hang over the strip! Congrats!

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  13. Congrats on the guest DT :) Your card as always is stunning ....and nothing wrong with flowers you rock them!
    Kate xx

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  14. Congratulations on the guest gig! And YOU told ME about going darker with the ink, so you already knew that! Oh, and I looooooove how you've trimmed the left side of the flower to slop over on the pink strip. So pretty!

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  15. Kelly, when I colour, I'm going to come and check out your work first, just to figure out how it is done. You are just AMAZING!! This card is so, so beautiful! When I drew the sketch, those explosions were flowers in my head. I'm so glad you chose to make the flower! And I'm so glad you were our guest this week! :-)

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  16. Exquisite!! you deserve every honor! your work is outstanding! : )

    Patti

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  17. Good Golly, Miss Kelly!!! What an exquisite and thing of ethereal beauty you have created here!! Way to go - I am so excited for you to be a guest over at CAS(E) this Sketch!! You have such a natural and unique talent for bringing items to life - this floral looks like one I might see in my garden, well, I would see it in my garden if I did not have such a brown thumb!! Love what you offer to the card-making, beautifying the world, artistic side of blogging!!!

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