Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Seize the Sketch 14-Just a Note

It's time for new sketch at Seize the Sketch!  Today's sketch is courtesy of the talented Amy.  I flipped the sketch on its side to create my take on the layout.

Just a Note-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Uniko Studio
I used some new to me stamps from Uniko Studio on my card.  i {heart} papers has just started carrying Uniko stamps--in fact, they're the only store in the US that stocks them now--and I thought I'd give them a try.  My card features the flower from the Flower Power #3 set along with a sentiment from the All Occasion Sentiments #1 set.

I heat embossed the flower image in black pigment ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed it, then used distress markers and an aquapainter to color it in instead of my usual Copic markers.  My watercoloring skills definitely need practice, but it was fun to change things up a bit!

The flower's adhered to a pink panel stamped with the "just a note" sentiment, stamped in gray ink.  I used dimensional dots to attach it, then tucked a pair of pale green leaves, made with a circle punch and my scoring board, underneath the blossom.  The sentiment strip is adhered to a berry panel along with a piece of coordinating dotted patterned paper.  I layered the panel on top of a white paper doily set on a pale pink panel.

Check out the STS blog for more fabulous samples from the design team and for all the details on how you can play along.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Uniko Studio Flower Power #3 and All Occasion Sentiments #1 stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel inks, Pebbles Yours Truly 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, and Spring Moss cardstock (Papertrey Ink); black embossing powder (Stampin' Up!); circle punch (EK Success); white paper doily


  1. That bloom is sooooo sweet! Love what you've done with the sketch!

  2. I love how you interpreted Amy's sketch this week, Lori! Love that flower :)

  3. So soft & pretty! I love that font :)

  4. What a beautiful take on the sketch! Love that flower and the pretty paper!

  5. I think your water coloring skills look just fine! This is so pretty and it's nice to see a colorful flower after the winter I've been having!!

  6. well i always love your cards and this is another perfect one :)

  7. Love your card Lori! That bloom, the doily and the soft colors.


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