Saturday, 8 July 2017

CCT - July Sketch

We currently have a sketch challenge running at Christmas Card Throwdown:

I tried out the 'credit card' technique here for the first time. It was mentioned in The Playground here and this is the link to some detailed instructions. 
Mine is certainly not a patch on these and looked quite rubbish to start with. It did look better as it dried. 
I decided to use the inky background anyway and have another go sometime soon. I need to be more  patient and build up the colour.  I'm pleased I tried it as I have long list of things I mean to try but mainly keep repeating similar things. 
I used dye ink pads (blue and eggplant) on a blending mat spritzed with water. Probably too much water to start with. Someone clever could probably make it look like mountains or perhaps trees. 

You have one more week to join in with our challenge and maybe try out a new technique.

Thanks for visiting and Enjoy The Day.


  1. Alison, I do like this fun take on the sketch! Great work. xx

  2. What a great take on the sketch, your 'credit card' technique worked out great for Santa & Co. I like the trees in the corner, it really gives the impression of flight over a forest x


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