This fortnight the Create a Smile Challenge is a sketch. As always there's a €25 giftcard up for grabs to spend at the shop.
I tilted the sketch or cardbase, depending how you look at it.
I thought the little strip in between the big and small areas was perfect for my images on a branch.
It is from Best Bugs and I stamped it with Gina K amalgam ink on Copic safe paper. then coloured it with Copics and cut it out.
For the cardbase/background I masked off the two compartments and made a Bokeh of sorts. I thought the bugs could be sitting in a flowery meadow, but out of focus (Bokeh effect) so
you only see the colours not the shapes. To do this I've used Distress inks in various happy colours and a finger dauber and inkblended the backgrounds. On top I did the same with white ink through the Bubble circle stencil.
I've stamped the sentiment from the same Best Bugs set onto white card and cut it out. Mounted the brach and sentiment with foamtape onto the cardbase.
For more information or to play along the Create a Smile CHallenge, see this.