Here is the card I made for the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge this week, I will tell you where I got my inspiration from just ahead.
Ok, this card was inspired by THIS card by Marika Rahtu, her incredible ability to blend colors and give shape to flowers with just the stroke of her pencils or Copic markers is something that I love and admire.
I stamped this image from the Altenew set called Golden Garden , I actually won this set at an Altenew blog hop, lucky me!!!
I stamped the image onto a panel of Ninah Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils but I didn't use any baby oil this time, I just blended the colors and created shades by pressing a bit harder at the base and just lightly flicking the pencil upwards, like when you do a check mark.
The beautiful blue and gold paper is actually from an Origami kit I bought at the bargain bin at Hobby Lobby some time ago, it has the most gorgeous papers cut into 4x4" pieces. I picked the colors for the flower from the colors of this paper, I love the specks of gold and the shades of blue and violet blue in it.
The gold trim and butterfly are from little scraps I found, I'm totally running out of gold paper, need to get me some!!
Here is a close up of my flower and this beautiful paper.
This card is going to a dear Triathlon friend who is going to have hip replacement surgery in a couple of weeks, she is so scared that she might never run or ride her bike again, let alone race but I know she will, I told her this is just a bump in the road and besides, Triathlon racing season is over so she has a whole year to get back and race again.
Well, I hope you like this card, I love reading your comments and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Here is the sketch that, along with Marika, inspired this card.
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, Happy Stamping.
Hugs from Maria.