Ink and sketch


I have waited a few weeks to play with the new additions to my crafty stash. I like Lawn Fawn, and I also like the way a lot of their dies co-ordinate with each other – the same curves, same width of die, and the possibilities for using them individually or together.

My usual crafting style has changed – I don’t have a ‘usual’ style now. I’ll have a go at anything – as you can see from my previous posts.

On this particular card, I saw the sketch from ‘Just add ink’ and immediately thought of my Lawn Fawn sets which included the houses and the road. I was going to add some trees behind the houses, but decided against it.

I used a base of the water colour card from Crafters Companion, and inked my sky and my grass. I added some water to the card to make the ink spread a little easier – I don’t have the patience to wait and wait and ink and ink. I found adding just a little water made the inks spread easier and faster. I used Tim Holtz distress inks – three blues, and three greens for the grass from Altenew. Both of those inks are an absolute pleasure to work with – whatever the crafting you are doing. They blend well, and are very forgiving. I splashed some water onto the background for a more mottle defect, but found the water colour card had a texture to it which I also liked, so left it possible to see that texture through the inks.

The houses were from Lawn fawn ‘Little Town Border’ and the road was a ‘Road Border’ lawn cut. This die has the middle holes cut into it, and I added some yellow card hind it from the accompanying die to create a more dimensional road with a middle line. Thinking on it now – why did I use yellow? Our middle lines are white…….oh well! Creative license!

The sentiment was stamped combining two sentiments from Altenew ‘Birch Land’ stamp set, curving it slightly as I didn’t want any straight lines. I inked that piece up with some distress inks, but in hindsight, I’m not sure it that works or not……

I added the water colour card to a green layer, then a white top folding base card.




10 thoughts on “Ink and sketch

  1. Such a fun and fabulous take on the sketch! I love the shading you’ve added to your lovely houses and how your sentiment follows the shape of your striking winding road. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week 🙂


  2. Such a cute design – I love your interpretation of our sketch! I think this could make a great “welcome to the neighbourhood” card, too. Thanks for joining the fun at Just Add Ink this week!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s