Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hello Sweet Friend–SSSC #287


Hi, everyone, it’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Karen has a fun sketch for us today—one that I flipped and made my own :)


So, I was channeling van Gogh with this card, LOL! I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, added a strip of Dots & Stripes Sorbet Paper Pack paper, then, on a piece of Ranger watercolor paper, I applies Orange Fizz dye ink and Daffodil dye through Concentric Circle Grid Stencil fading out to a solid Blueberry dye ink wash. I adhered that to the card base and added the sentiment, from Label Maker Sentiments and Label Tape Die-namics, popped up on foam mounting tape. To add the wide strip element, I stenciled on some embossing paste that I colored with Brick Red dye ink and Orange Fizz dye ink through Small Brick Wall Stencil onto Grout Gray card stock. I popped that up on foam and added a Streetlights Die-namics, made with Safety Orange card stock and Black Licorice card stock. The “light” was made by coloring flames on Daffodil card stock with a Copic marker.


And that’s it! I do love my van Gogh look and hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by! See you soon! 


Label Maker Sentiments (MFT)
Orange Fizz dye ink, Daffodil dye ink, Blueberry dye ink, Brick Red dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Grout Gray card stock, Safety Orange card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Daffodil card stock, Dots & Stripes Sorbet Paper Pack, Ranger Watercolor paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Label Tape Die-namics, Streetlights Die-namics, Small Brick Wall Stencil, Concentric Circle Grid Stencil, foam mounting tape, medium water brush (MFT); embossing paste, Copic marker



  1. Like how you interpreted that sketch challenge. I never would have thought of that. The brick, street light and concentric circles stencil came together so well.

  2. Absolutely stunning Bar! I could never create something like this. Well not without a class or two. lol! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  3. This is AMAZING!! I don't think I could send this but would frame it like a piece of art. FABULOUS DESIGN!!

  4. Fabulous Barbara! Love how you used the stencils and made this real life scene!


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