The ever so talented Nicole Watt provided the sketch for today's challenge.

PPA169 sketch
At first, I was twitterpated!  I had no idea what I might do to play with this sketch.  But, as I was daydreaming, an idea started to formulate.  And, before I knew it, I was sitting at my table working out my thoughts.


Those of you who have been following my blog know that this is a very different look for me.  Let me take you through my "daydreaming" process.  First, I thought that I could use the coffee cup from the Perfect Blend Stamp Set to fill the long rectangle on the left side of the sketch.  As I was thinking about the little insulating wrap on the cup, I thought that Canvas might be a fun medium.  Of course, if a little is good, then a lot is better.  


Considering Canvas, made me think of a sign.  So, I thought-  how about a Coffee Shop Sign for a shop  that caters to creative types.  This led me to the "paint splotches".  So, as you can tell, it is probably not a good idea for me to let my mind have a play day when I have a Sketch Challenge!


The paint splotches were created with sponger daubers. I added a few drops of reinker to a very small amount of water.  In order to get the splotch, dip the dauber in the water mixture without soaking up too much liquid.  Then  pounce the dauber with some force.  Kinda reminds me of fingerpainting when I was a child.  

The sign Canvas was pressed into the Tempting Turquoise ink pad in order to color it.  The small piece of canvas used for the insulating wrap was pressed into Early espresso ink.  To make it look like the sign ws hanging, I punched the small circle from the Bitty Punches and threaded a strip of Gold Foil through the holes.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see a Clean & Simple card.  

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