The Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink this week is brought to you by the wonderfully talented Amy Sheffer, I have been a huge fan of her work for years. This week she has a tutorial on creating the look of Brush Lettering with sentiment stamps - check out her video here. I used one of the beautiful layered images from Tulip Time and a sentiment from Birthday Cheer. I was inspired by this beautiful card by Marika.
I masked the large three tulip image and stamped only one of the blooms and then coloured over the stamping with coloured pencils. The stem is from Meadow Greens, and I masked one of the leaf images from Tulip Time. I stamped the sentiment in a medium grey tone. I tried using a brush and ink and also copics to get the brushed look effect but the lines of this sentiment were too fine and I just made a mess, so I settled on adding the darker highlight with a coloured pencil. I added some shading to ground the image and raindrops to finish it off. I kept wanting to do something else to this card, but couldn't come up with anything so decided to just leave it alone.
Stamps - Tulip Time, Meadow Greens, Birthday Cheer (PTI)
Paper - Stampers Select White CS (PTI)
Ink - Grey Wool, Petal, Gypsy, Pansy Purple, Pear (CTMH), Prismacolor Pencils - Cool Grey (70%, 50%, 20%), Violet, Parma Violet, Apple Green, Dk Green, White
Other - Raindrops (PTI)