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Build a Flower Magnolia for Freshly Made Sketches

Hi Everyone.

I have a quick post for you tonight.  I saw this great sketch across at Freshly Made and decided I liked it so much that I was inspired to make two cards.  Tonight's card is the second card I made with the sketch.

One of my favorite Altenew sets is the Build a Flower Magnolia and I decided it would really well as the left hand element.  I stamped and colored it with my Copics and it gave me a very subtle look and I really liked it.  However, once I had assembled the card, I decided it really needed some more detail.  Detail that was impossible to get with more Copic markers, so I pulled out my Prismacolors and decided to add some detail.

Here's the closeup before I used the pencil:

Build a Flower Magnolia Before Closeup (1 of 1)

Soft, subtle and pretty.  Here's the full BEFORE card:

Build a Flower Magnolia Before (1 of 1)

Now, let's take a look at what happened when I added a little detail.  All told, adding the detail took less than 10 minutes:

Build a Flower Magnolia After Closeup (1 of 1)

The difference becomes really noticeable when you see the full card:

Build a Flower Magnolia (1 of 1)

The image really pops off the background now!  If it had been against a white background, I would have left it as it was, but the silver felt as though it needed something bolder.     Let me know what you think - colored pencil - or no colored pencil?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

I'll be back tomorrow with the other card that I made using the sketch.   In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White.  Silver - Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps:  Altenew Build a Flower Magnolia - Sentiment from Altenew Fresh Freesia
  • Inks:  Tonic Hybrid pink; Copic Markers; Primsacolor Pencils