Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Penciled In

Meet today's card.

I had never tried a technique call Sketched Stamping before, so when I saw the challenge at Splitcoast I really wanted to give it a try.  The idea is to make any stamped image look as though it has been sketched with a pencil instead of stamped with ink.
Basically what you do is to faintly stamp an image.  You can do that by either using a very light stamp colour or by inking and stamping off on a scrap piece of paper.  Next, you take a pencil and sketch over the stamped image adding some shading and definition with the pencil marks. 

This is a new flower stamp I just bought by Local King and thought it would work perfectly for this technique because of the details and shading it has.
I faintly stamped it with grey Memento ink then penciled in over the faint image adding details and shading. I added some Antique Linen sponging to the center and around the edges for interest. I didn't have any graphite pencils to sketch with so just used a regular pencil.
The framing is done in a dark chocolate cs...had trouble getting a good photo of that, it looked black.
The sentiment is from Penny Black.


 Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- MAKE IT GIRLIE

Crafty Boots- MONOCHROMATIC

Craft Your Passion- ANYTHING GOES

 Make My Monday- APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS


I hope you get a chance to try out this technique.  I had fun doing it.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:   stamps- Local King, Penny Black/ Memento ink/ pencil/ Distress ink/ Applicator tool

26 comments:

  1. How cool is this? Thanks for sharing another great idea!
    Patti C from COS

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  2. Wow, what a stunning flower! Great card Karen. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  3. Oh, what a beautiful card and a great technique, sweet friend! You really used a perfect flower for it! Hugs!

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  4. Lovely, Karen, what a neat technique! Thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  5. Beautiful card Karen!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  6. Just beautiful! I really want to try this soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful card Karen I have never heard of this technique before but it looks amazing
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  8. This is really fabulous and such a different look Karen. You used the perfect image to show off the pencil technique. More things to try .... so fun!

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  9. Wow! This is just wonderful and so very lovely. That was a great choice of image for that technique. I might have to try it myself soon. I just love this!

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  10. This turned out so beautiful! Great job with that technique! I saw it posted at split coast and wasn't sure what to do...You have now inspired me to give it a try.

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  11. Absolutely stunning! I think I'll be trying this!

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  12. What a great technique! And such a beautiful flower stamp!

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  13. This is awesome Karen. I've never heard of this technique and hope to give it a try. LOVE how yours turned out. You mastered it on your first try. Great job! xx

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  14. Yes it does look sketched - great technique for a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

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  15. Such a beautiful effect. It works brilliantly in your card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

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  16. WOW! I can't wait to try this! My college aged daughters are always showing off their sketch book/journals. Serendipity has lots of images that would work great for this!

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  17. I love how this looks hand sketched! What a great technique!

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  18. I like this technique, Karen. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  19. Wodnerful card, Karen. So lovely.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  20. You make wonderful cards Karen!!!!!

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  21. Love the technique used to create the flower!

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  22. Hi Karen, what a beautiful card. It's a very interesting technique and you've done a great job. Your flower really does looked sketched. I love your delicate colours too. Barbx

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  23. Fabulous technique - great card !
    I am thrilled about it!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

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  24. Really gorgeous card.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Make My Monday.
    Fliss DT x

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