retro sketches 46

Saturday, January 12, 2013

This week at retro sketches there's a great sketch inspired by this card by Laurie.  I couldn't decide whether I wanted to use some pretty patterned paper for the squares or go for something simpler and after some thought went with something simpler.



I lightly drew the rectangles with a pencil and ruler then went over it with a Copic Multi Liner pen without the benefit of the ruler to get a hand-drawn look.  I had a moment of panic when one of my cats jumped up on my table and jostled things a bit, but I was able to finish the lines with only a slight hiccup.

A long time ago I had seen a card where the focal point was a film strip and in each "negative" were images of a leprechaun that seemed to be jumping into each shot so that only part of him was showing.  (Sort of the modern-day equivalent of a photobomb).  I've always loved that look and every once in a while I'll incorporate it into my card. For this card I've substituted a flower and some leaves for a leprechaun!

My color inspiration comes from Nacho Average Challenge to use Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade.  


Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to hop on over to retro sketches and check out the DT cards for some inspiration.  I hope you can us!

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10 Responses to “retro sketches 46”

Deanna Jean said...

Fabulous!!! Adding this one to my list of cards to CASE.

sandie said...

gorgeous Jen-love the hand drawn lines and I especially love how you describe how this card came together-inspiration is so fascinating!

CASTOWNE said...

You made the right decision...simpler is beautiful. Great colors, great card.

Dana Nelson said...

Very funky!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great card Jen, love that sketch!

Tammy Fite said...

So cute! and what a great use of our color challenge!! Thanks for playing!

Marlou McAlees said...

another fab card, great take on the sketch :)

N@ Ali said...

love your idea of the pen frame! hope to have the time to make one too ; )

Anne Hayward said...

Clean and simple perfection! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos!

Jenni Hogan said...

Love this! So simple and ete catching. Thanks for playing!!!