My goodness I love a great sketch challenge – all the thinking is done for you – all you have to do is come up with the papers. I know – easier said than done, right? This month the JustRite Sketch Challenge #042 is sponsored by Inchie Arts. I’ve never worked with this product but it was like Christmas getting an assortment of backgrounds to use and I think I’m hooked.
Inchie Arts offers three different sizes of the highest quality artist grade matteboard squares: 1” (Inchie), 1-1/2” (Inchie +) and 2” (Twinchie). All of their products are fade resistant, acid free, lignin free and solid core color through and through. The material is designed to receive whatever art medium (wet or dry) you use in your coloring and embellishments – from stamping to watercolors, chalks, inks, pens, markers, stains and more. They are available in black, dark gray, light gray, wheat, dark cream, ivory and white; as individual packages or assortment packs.
For my card I used a cream Twinchie (I almost giggle every time I say that word) and stamped a sentiment from JustRite Stampers Original Something Sweet set using Memento Tuxedo Black. I smudged Memento Angel Pink ink around the edges of the twinchie to frame it and backed it with a dark cream twinchie. That layer sits on top of a layer of cream lace and a layer of pink and white gingham ribbon – ruched – just to be different. From the same pink gingham I twirled a flat flower. I so often fall into the green and red trap when doing Christmas cards so it was a breath of fresh air to pick some not so traditional colors this time.
Be sure to pop over to the JustRite Inspiration Blog for details and to study the sketch. I hope you’ll join us – go ahead, whip up a design and hopefully win a prize!!
Stamps: JustRite Sweet Something
Paper: DCVW, Bazzill
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Memento Angel Pink
Accessories: Twinchie – ivory, Twinchie – dark cream, ribbon, Ranger Glossy Accents, Pearl, Lace
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