February 2012 Trail Map: Debbie’s View
A Touch of the Orient
Finished card size: 6.5" x 5"
Lily Bowl (Hero Arts)
White , red, cream and light brown (Paper Temptress)
Designer Paper, Far East Prints (DCWV)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Copic Markers (.too corp)
B0000, YG0000, YG03, YG09, YG07
Y38, Y02, Y0000, Y06
YR30, YR23, V000, V0000, V01, V04, R59, W3
Oriental brass charm (unknown)
Art glitter glue (Barbara Trombley's Art Institute)
Double stick tape
I Find that sketches like this are a challenge for me...where I have to line up the paper so they are all even. I almost managed this time.. I used a ruler on the bottom to line this up,; it seemed to help me. The other way to even it out is to just tape them onto a piece of paper and then trim.
I started the Map by stamping the Lily bowl stamp using black ink, then coloring with Copic marker. I then trimmed it to a square.
Then I cut the red paper to work as a layer behind it. Then I took my strips of brown, cream, and designer paper and layered it on the red paper. With the background completed, I started assembling the card. I did the brown strip as a wrap around then added the small square. On the small square I used a brass charm out of my stash.. .you know, that stash that is so old that you do not know where the item came from..
As always when I do a map I learn new things, and remember some old ideas to make it easier the next time. I hope you take the time to try this sketch.