Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps, Day 9: Sketched Outlines

If you're here for my Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge post, please click HERE.  Thanks!

Oh my goodness, this is my favorite day so far in our lessons!  I was blown away by the examples we were given, all FIVE of them!  I'll be attempting them all.....  I started with what I thought would be the hardest technique for me, which Dawn calls sketched outlines.  Because I thought I'd have a rough time with it I decided to CASE Dawn's card first to learn the technique, and then try to do it again with a slightly different design of my own.  Here are my cards:

SYS2 Day 9 SketchedOutlines

supplies: floral and leaf stamps from Avery Elle's Petals & Stems and Wplus9's Folk Art Florals and Fresh Cut Florals, stamped in Wplus9's Sweet Nectar, Hero Arts Pale Tomato, and bundled sage distress ink,  Hello die cut is Simon Says Stamp, stamped sentiment is Avery Elle's Simply Said Hello.  I used tumbled glass distress ink to smudge the blue around the stamped designs and a fine-tip Zig marker for my sketched outlines.   My panel was mounted on a card base of Simon's Surf Blue, which is also the color used in the die-cut circle.   

So having gained some confidence, I tried it again, changing up the colors a bit, but still using her design for the most part.

SYS2Day9 Sketched Outlines

I used the same stamps, but my inks were Memories Coral, Wplus9's Wild Mango, and Hero Arts Grass.  My card base and circle are Hero Arts palest green in their foliage layering papers pack, and I stamped my sentiment this time, using Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold Seasons and The Big, the Bold and the Happy.  I added some Doodlebug sprinkles, too.  

I really enjoyed outlining the stamped elements, and I think I'll use this technique often.....it does give a different look, and makes you feel so artistic!!

Thanks for visiting - I'll be back tomorrow, I hope, with another couple cards.  

35 comments:

  1. This is my favorite day as well!! Your cards are spectacular:) Your Doodling is very effective.
    Did you use the specialty paper as Dawn suggested?

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  2. I just had to come back and say the whole technique of outlining is so much like the Altenew Painted flower set..I'm Thrilled with it! LOVE the look, Can you tell I'm excited..I really need to get away from the computer and give this a try!
    Your cards are so PRETTY!

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  3. I keep commenting on your cards because they are so beautiful! Great job with today's class!

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  4. Lin, what a wonderful job you did with this technique. It was my favorite of today's lesson and can't wait to try it myself. What a great job you did with the outlining!

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  5. Wow Lin - you nailed it!! I just watched the technique and thought there's no way I'm doing that, lol! I love your take on it - well done!!

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  6. Lin, your card is absolutely beautiful. it's my favorite lesson today but i have not try yet.

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  7. Lin,
    your card is absolutely wonderful. It's my favorite lesson today but i have not try yet.

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  8. Very pretty card, I love your take today's class! I bookmarked your blog - I'll be back!

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  9. Very pretty card, I love your take today's class! I bookmarked your blog - I'll be back!

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  10. Every card you post is just amazing! Your doodling is perfect and looks effortless. I know it's only ink and paper but I have to psych myself up to try this one lol

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  11. You have done an absolutely fantabulous job on this technique!

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  12. Kudos, Lin, for doing your outlines by hand! I love that you changed up the colors on the second card. I agree, day 9 has been my fav!!

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  13. Wow Lin! I'm so glad you took the leap to try Dawn's technique, your cards are fabulous! I feel totally intimidated by this one technique in the class.

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  14. Amazing job Lin! Both cards are fantastic! You really did a good job with the technique from class. I loved all of today's lessons too!

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  15. So glad that you gave it a go! And...you ROCKED it! I too always start with the things that I think will be most difficult. Everything after that just seems easier! ;)

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  16. Gorgeous cards Lin from today's class by Dale. No wonder this is your favorite class. They're beautiful!

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  17. wow, these are fantastic! You did an amazing job on this lesson, just wonderful!

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  18. Lin this is the prettiest card ever! i feel challenged when i watched your lesson ^_^

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  19. Oh wow! What great flowers/leaves! These are wonderful, you are so talented!

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  20. What a diligent and dedicated (and smart and talented ) student you are, Lin! I have enjoyed looking through your class work and I love what you create!

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  21. Lin these look like illustrations right out of a children's book, beautiful!!

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  22. Lin this post is full of oohs and ahhhs for me. Creative, stunning and just WOW! You are so talented!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful cards love the background thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. Awesome job with the techniques today, Lin! Love it!

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  25. Awesome creations and designs :)

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  26. They both turned out so beautifully, Lin! I loved doing the outlining too! So much so that I went a little crazy and probably added too much. Lol! Love both cards my friend!

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  27. That outlining adds so much!! Awesome cards, Lin ...

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  28. Oh wow, I just love this so much! Beautiful Lin!

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  29. Awesome job Lin! I had fun with that sketched flowers also! :D

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  30. Wow your cards turned out absolutely awesome! Haven't tried this yet but you have certainly inspired me!

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