Friday, June 24, 2011

Taylored Expressions Guest Sketch Designer!


I'm stoked to participating in this sketch challenge as a Guest Sketch Designer! You can see the sketch and read the details of the challenge over at Taylor VanBruggen's blog.

Here's my card!

I used the Adirondack chairs and the sand castle from Taylored Expressions A Day in Paradise set, which I just had to have when it was released last month. I fell in love with the Adirondack chairs, that castle, and the beach cottage. But since I used a house-type image yesterday, I didn't want to use another one.

All the images were colored with Copic markers and once again, I tried my hand at airbrushing. I'm getting better, but I'm still way down on the learning curve. I added a bit of white gel pen accents for surf and foam. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Life of the Party 6x6 pad. The stars are really old metal ones that are meant to go with eyelets, but I used gemstones instead. I meant to coat the starfish and the shell with Glaze Pen, but forgot, especially since this was my second take on the card. The first one had issues when the paper peeled after sponging ink over the stamped, colored, and masked images. *sigh*

Oh. The background paper is actually dark kraft, though the scan makes it look way darker. The "sand" is lighterer irl. I discovered that I can use my daughter's scanner remotely from my computer using the network, so I tried that since my photography skillz need work.

Anyways, now that you've seen my take on the sketch, hop along to the other participants or visit Taylored Expressions' forum at Splitcoast.

Taylored Expressions Sketch Crew:
Dawn Easton
Jami Sibley
Lisa Hjulberg
Lori Craig
Monika Davis
Rachel Sztonyk
Taylor VanBruggen
Tracy Clemente

Guest Designer:
Jasmin Owsley


  1. What a pretty card Kathi. The scene is so peaceful (wish I could be sitting there)... great coloring and papers... congrats on being one of the GD for Taylor. :o)

  2. Amazing beach scene! Perfect summer card! Wonderful work!
    :) Rachel

  3. This card just screams sumnmer. The papers you chose really emphasize the image and colors. TFS

  4. Fabulous card Kathi, I love your beach scene!