Happy 2012! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy and fun New Year. This is Francesca from Paper Makeup Stamps and she's already to begin the new year with a martini and dancing. She's also ushering in the Digi Makeover Challenge for this week and it's a sketch challenge.
I tried a new technique for the background of the card and it's super easy and fun to do. I read about the idea here (thanks Stacey!). I changed up her directions just slightly, but the basics are the same. I inked up an older background rubber stamp (from Cornish Heritage Farms) with Versamark and stamped it onto glossy paper. Next, I chose Various reinkers (Copic refills) in the same colors that I used for Francesca's dress and pounced and swirled (tumbled glass technique) until I was happy with it. The Versamark acts as a resist and stays white. If you look closely, you can see bits of the tiny flowers and vines peeking through here and there. It's very subtle, but such a fun way to make your own backgrounds. I did the same technique on the borders, but it's especially hard to capture it on the photo in the lighter pink. The borders are a Heartfelt Creations die (made by Spellbinders) that has two different cuts on either edge and I just alternated which edge went where.
You have one week to show us your take on the sketch. All the rules are at the Digi Makeover Challenge blog, but the main one is that you must use a digital image. While you're there, be sure to check out what the other Digi Makeover Artists have created for you.
Copics used: YR21, YR23, YR 24 BG000 R81, R83, R85, R99 E43, E34