Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sketch Saturday - Sketch #345
Happy Saturday, Sketch fans! We have a great new sketch from Alex with a fabulous NEW sponsor for you this week. Sami Siemers Ratliff is the artist behind the Etsy shop, Sami Stamps. I've used her image, Wildflower Beauty to create a birthday card for my granddaughter's 4th birthday.
As is the case with most little girls in the U.S., she is all-about anything having to do with Elsa and the Disney movie Frozen! This image reminded me of Elsa so much when I saw my pal, Marilyn use it last June, it was a no-brainer of choice for me. I love how this card came out! The sketch was a perfect way to keep this beauty the focal point while adding a bit of little girl princess paper as one of my paper choices. I inlaid my Lil' Inkers stitched circle mats and used sparkly glitter paper for the snowflakes and the band across the bottom. Elsa's hair is fussy cut at the bottom, so I could crop the image a little closer to the left side.
I sampled around with my Copics for her hair colors, starting with the E50s, but found them too golden as a base. Elsa's hair is the white blond, so then I moved to the E40s because they are a taupe-brown. My colors are a bit all over the place - but I loved the combination. In the end I used E41, 42, 50, with bits of 000 and 33. Her skin uses my favorite combination for caucasian skin - E00, 21. I added just a touch of 11 and some R11 on her cheeks. I usually use more Ell and R20 on the cheeks, but Elsa is more fair than that; she's a queen after all! I planned to use rhinestones as an accent for the snowflakes, but surprisingly, pearls looked better. The shimmering dress is achieved by heat and stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds.
Take a look at the rest of the DT's work on the Sketch Saturday blog and then join us for this week's challenge. If you have an Elsa-lover in your house - you'll find the image at Sami's Etsy shop, here.
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