Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pink by Design Two Year Anniversary Extravaganza: Challenge 6

The sixth challenge was a sketch challenge.  Typically, I'm not that big of a fan of sketch challenges, especially when there are so many elements that are part of it.  But I just have to remind myself that you don't have to follow sketches exactly.  I always feel as if I have to!  Since I did a card instead of a layout, I cut back on some of the pieces since I was only using a 5.5x4.25 base instead of a 12x12.

Since I had used blues and greens on other cards, I wanted to make this one with girly colors, so I found a purple and pink patterned paper in a new paper pad I bought recently from Michaels (Recollections is my favorite for all the variety and the great price!).  From there, I used a Martha Stewart scallop dot paper punch.  I knew I wanted to do 3 rectangles with parts of flowers on them, but the one flower I actually liked was too big!  Then I thought that I'd stamp it across all 3 pieces at once like a triptych (haha, Howard and I were talking about that like, yesterday or something because I had gone to see the cloisters in Manhattan during a high school trip for Romance Philology).

I chose the sentiment from "Friends to the End," which was the stamp of the month for October 2011.  I haven't yet chosen to do SOTM because I try to watch what I spend and only buy stamps once in a while nowadays.  The 2-year anniversary is definitely a good reason to though!

The funny thing is that the entire time I was making it, I kept saying to Howard, "I don't like sketch challenges!" and when I finished I actually said, "Hmm, I actually like it!"  

1 comment:

  1. Great card! Love how you stamped over the 3 mats! Great take on the sketch.