Monday, March 31, 2014

Poppy Sketches #1-Make a Wish

Today is the very first sketch at the brand new Poppy Sketches challenge blog!  I'm so excited to be a part of the talented team Laura has assembled and I'm looking forward to sharing cards based on her sketches. For a fun twist, each sketch will also include a pop of color palette.  This week the team is being sponsored by Starving Artistamps

Make a Wish-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Starving ArtistampsHere's my card for the sketch, using the well image from the Exterior Elements set.  I colored the well with Copic markers and fussy cut it.  For the background, I set a piece of rose colored patterned paper on a pale pink card base.  I covered the bottom of the patterned paper panel with a strip of pale pink paper, then added a tangerine open scalloped strip on top.  A piece of rose grosgrain ribbon hides the seams between the different pieces and adds a little texture, too.  I stamped the "make a wish" sentiment from an older Starving Artistamps set next to the well directly on the patterned paper using gray ink.  I topped the card with a pair of banner strips and a rose button, tied with pale pink baker's twine.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Poppy Sketches team has created using the sketch and colors along with stamps from Starving Artistamps.   Here's where to find them:

Laura Davis, challenge owner
Lee Murphy, design team coordinator
Amy Crockett,
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Petrella,
Lori Tecler--you're here!
Renee' Dezember you've checked out the design team's creations, be sure to take a look at the Starving Artistamps store, too.  Tracey, the owner of Starving Artistamps, has generously offered a month-long discount to Poppy Sketches fans.  Happy stamping--and shopping!

Materials Used:
Exterior Elements stamp set (Starving Artistamps); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Gray Flannel inks (Tsukineko); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); markers (Copic); Sweet Blush and Summer Sunrise cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Regal Rose cardstock, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Penny Lane-Feeling Groovy "Uniquely You" Individual Blooms designer paper (My Mind's Eye); Die-namics Fishtail Flag Layers Stax and Double Scallop Border dies (My Favorite Things); pink baker's twine (Divine Twine); pink button (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Happy Launch Day!!
    This card is so beautiful Lori, the coloring is stunning, your stone looks real!! Love it!

  2. Oh my gosh Lori this is just stunning! <3 it!!!

  3. Love, love, love, love this card. I must get that wishing well. It's wonderful.

  4. This is wonderful! Such a pretty card!

  5. Beautiful creation, Lori! Your coloring is fantastic!!!!


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