Creating a Winter Scene for Sketch Challenge #GDP062
A sketch challenge is a cool way to stretch the imagination. It's also great to create something new with a basic layout already in mind. I try to come up with different ideas for how I can accommodate the challenge while being true to what I like to create. This week the Global Design Project had a sketch challenge (#GDP062), and I felt inspired to create something with a touch of Christmas spirit – a winter scene!
I love the vehicle related stamp sets that Stampin' Up! has come up with, and really wanted to use them to create something Christmas-y. For this challenge I used the camper from the Glamper Greetings stamp set and the car from the Beautiful Ride stamp set, and added in accents that were winter related to create a scene.
I love to watercolour, and these stamp sets provide ample watercoloring options (they also look cool in black and white for a more basic or comic book styled look). To add a little metallic touch use gold embossing powder and heat set to a shine. Nothing says Christmas like a little touch of metallic!
Check out card #1 featuring Glamper Greetings, it's a cute winter scene!
Check out card #2 featuring Beautiful Ride:
The challenge inspiration image has a greeting on the front, but I felt that on my design it might take away from the scene. In the end I decided to add the greeting on the inside only. Sometimes an image says enough, usually when it tells a tale all on its own.
Winter Scene Technique Tips
- For best results with the black inked images use Staz On ink and let it dry before watercoloring the images.
- When you are watercoloring pieces of the image that are close together, let one piece dry before painting the adjacent piece. This helps to prevent colour from bleeding.
- Using Stampin' Up! ink markers and blender pens allows for a colour fade. Example: the tree on top of the car in the Beautiful Ride winter scene card. Use the marker to add some colour, and right away use the blender pen to pull colour to a blank spot.
- Before embossing use the embossing buddy to remove static from the paper. Then you can apply ink, embossing powder and heat set without having extra embossing powder wreck the image.
Are you inspired by this week's sketch challenge? I'd love to hear all about it. If you liked the Beautiful Ride stamp set, stay tuned for more posts about the upcoming Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration and occasions catalogues – there are lots of cool sets and ideas to come!