When I saw a friend's card for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge, I knew I wanted to try the sketch for this week. It's funny how sometimes a sketch or a combination of colours can "speak" to you and make you want to use them, isn't it?
This is the sketch to which I'm referring:
Very simple, right? And the samples by the DT show such a variety of interpretations. It simply made me want to try it myself. And so I did.
First of all I took a scrap piece of Heavy Whisper White and played around with two Distress Oxide colours: Cracked Pistachio and Broken China. I kept the colours simple and didn't layer them very much. After I had dried it well, I used the plain dragonfly thinlit from the set of Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits to cut out my image.
For my base I used Heavy Whisper White. After masking off a rectangle at the left of the front, I stamped the grass from the retired Inspired By Nature stamp set using the Tranquil Tide ink. Then I stamped the sentiment from the same set using the same ink in the bottom right corner. Once the ink was nicely dried, I attached the dragonfly which I had previously prepared to the grass using small dimensionals.