Thursday, March 4, 2010

3-way sketch

I love sketch images. Love 'em I tell ya. And boats!! I don't know what it is about them, but I love 'em....sailboats, rowboats, ships....any boat. So when I saw this sketched Rowboat image by Impression Obsession at Stamper's Dream, well it was love at first sight!! What a gorgeous scene!! And in sketch form. I have three styles to share with you, proving how versatile this type of image is, and why I love it so much.

Since it's March and Thursday, that means it's also time for another CCEE challenge, and I will be challenging you with food inspirations each week. (All the photos are from Williams-Sonoma.)
Here's this week's inspiration:

I went with the colors and the squares. The sketch, I used, is from SCS's sketch challenge yesterday. You can find that HERE. I thought it went well with the inspiration photo. I stamped this first one with Versamark onto Watercolor paper, embossed it with Detail Black ep, and colored it with Tombows and an aqua pen. I also added some new Distress Inks to my collection, and used the Forest Moss in conjunction with my fave Vintage Photo. I like the subtle green it gives the edges with the Vintage burnt look. Stamper's Dream has all the new Distress Inks. And of course I had to have them all!! LOL

For this example, I stamped the boat scene with Black Onyx Versafine onto Kraft CS and spotlighted the boat by only coloring it with pastels (chalk).


For the last example, I also stamped the scene with Black Onyx onto Kraft, but colored the whole scene with pastels. It's similar to the first example, only softer.



Three different looks, one image.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I really hope you'll join us in our CCEE Food Inspiration challenge this week. Just head on over to our CCEE Stampers blog for all the details. We'd love to see how you were inspired.






Stamps:
Rowboat (Impression Obsession)
Paper: LifeStories (MME), Birchtone Dark and Medium (Prismatics), Kraft, Watercolor
Ink: Versamark, Black Onyx (Versafine), Forest Moss and Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tombows, Pastels, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Buttons (PTI), Natural Lightweight Twill Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Distress Tool

15 comments:

StampOwl said...

gorgeous card Tosh

Michelle said...

Talk about inspiration...WOW! So pretty, Tosh! ALL of them. It would be impossible to pick a favorite. AWESOME!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I love the look of ALL three images! When I saw this image, I loved it too! You have inspired AND helped me figure out what to do with it...lol!
Beautiful work, Tosh!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! We both were inspired by the colors and design yet went in such different directions; that's what I love about our team----to see the different projects we all create! Thanks for showing how you colored this image different ways, too. It's a great way to highlight the versatility of an image. I also love your use of the twill ribbon and bunched it with the buttons.

Gabriela said...

Your 3-way sketches are mind-boggling. Each of them creates a completely differnet mood and the power of color and subtle shading is impressive. I particularly like your use of the double row of twill behind the finished card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

well...you had me at 'lighthouse' but then you added your usual wonderful coloring, richness, warmth, earthiness AND a tutorial.....and you hit it out of the park, gf....fantabulous....and a sketch too...wowza

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Tosh, so YOU!!!

ChristineCreations said...

This image really is beautiful. Love the warm sky on the finished card piece too. Fantastic use of that sketch too Tosh

leenda said...

Great inspiration Tosh!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWWWW, what a GORGEOUS card! Love Love LOVE it!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh... Tosh!! That image is so beautiful and your coloring is FABULOUS. The water is absolutely amazing!

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is one STUNNING card, my friend! Love the way you've colored the image with your Tombows! Stop making me want those flippin' markers! Don't you know I have enough to color with?! {grin} Gorgeous card, as ALWAYS! :)

samara Rachel Navi said...

Just my most favorite food in the world! Is that your giveaway? lol Tosh, I love the ruggedness of your card...The image is beautiful, colored fantastically...but the placement is so dock-ish, so rope-ish, so boating life...takes me back to childhood and living on a boat. You really captured the life of this lifestyle with all you did to your card. A really winner toshi! I so enjoy your cards...

Conniecrafter said...

they all look great, love the texture on the card, and the button/twill combo!

Shirley Quarry-wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous work, girl. I love it.

 
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