I know some people love the hot and balmy air of summer but in all honestly I have had enough. Actually I'd had enough of the hot temps a week ago and then it got hotter - just to spite me and there is no end in sight! Blerk! Luckily I was able to park myself under some air conditioning and work on this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week we want you to Just Add a Sketch from Narelle. Here it is.And this is what I came up with. Once I decided the bigger circle was to be a balloon it evolved from there.
I didn't want to turn my balloon into a big black blob (which it should strictly speaking be as a silhouette) so while I cut the intricate die in black I backed it with white and an overlay of polka dot gold foil acetate. The balloon needed a finishing touch so I made some tassels out of metallic gold thread. To create the background I first masked my sun and brayered the background. Then I created a negative mask for the sun and filled it with colour. Using a stencil cut from acetate using the Sunburst thinlet I clear embossed sun rays over the top of the whole background - yum shiny! Splashes of gold and clear Wink of Stella and a few sequins finish it all off!
For more sketch inspiration don't forget to check out the fabulous projects of the rest of the Just Add Ink DT.
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Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Cardstock: Whisper White (Thick), Pool Party, Shimmery White
Ink: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Cherry Cobler, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Accessories: Up and Away Thinlets, Sunburst thinlet, 2" circle punch, Clear embossing powder, Window sheet, Brayer (R), Gold foil, Fabulous Foil Gold Acetate, Gold metallic thread, Metallic sequins, Fine Tip Glue pen, Tear and Tape, Dimensionals