This weeks challenge at Arty Girlz Blog is "Sketch", they provide a mock up sketch with three squares and three embellishments which are open for interpretation in this creative venue.
I decided to work on an everyday/thinking of you greeting card concept using potted herbs. Above are a few scans detailing the process. Using the shapes provided in the challenge, I outlined them on one sheet of watercolor paper. From this, I began sketching out my paper designs and worked on color comps. Once laid out in pencil, I applied a few layers of color. Working in this way helped keep the color scheme intact - I tend to "float around" the page, applying color to each smaller design as I go which helps the colors stay uniform in the process.
Once the illustrations are done, I trim them down and cut out my matching ribbons and select a brad (2 ribbons + 1 brad = 3 embellishments).
Voila! My hand-made everyday greeting card inspired by the Arty Girlz Challenge. I really had a ball with this exercise, it made me push my original herb greeting card idea even further.
Thanks for stopping by today and do check out the Arty Girlz blog if you haven't yet... it really is wonderful creative resource.