I decided to jump in and do another sketch challenge! Wow! Two weeks in a row! (Obviously work has been slow lately..and sadly..it will be picking back up with spring break over so who knows when I will get stamping time). So back to the card! I'm quite proud of this one! I actually got two SCS challenges accomplished in this card, the sketch challenge and the technique (nectique) challenge! Sketch Challenge 170
The Technique Challenge 162 (paper tole) could have been easy, but I guess I hadn't put much thought into it before I started! I was only planning on doing the sketch challenge and I really wanted to use the Genevieve FWIC paper. If you can believe it, I've been hoarding that stuff for a whole year. It is BEAUTIFUL! I don't know why I didn't use it sooner! I also must admit that the stamp set, Friends Are Like Flowers (SU), I have been hoarding as well since before it retired a year ago! The sketch challenge had another narrow restriction, no measurement restriction, but still a narrow piece, and I was going through my stamps to find one that I thought would work; I came across this one and thought it would be perfect with my paper! So I cut and mounted my stamp, found matching cardstock and started assembling the card. I thought....hmm....maybe I could get two challenges out of this card, so I went to cutting out the flowers for the layering.
These were NOT good flowers to be cutting out like this! The one pink one - it seemed to work well; I actually got three layers out of it, the first one, the flower, and then the leaves. The second flower I did was the blue one....it was okay to cut out, but I would not want to do more than one (and I didn't!), but then I got to the purple one. When I was coloring it, I couldn't even decide if it were a flower, leaves or a doodle....so I made it a flower. Well there was NO WAY I was going to be able to cut that flower out, so I went with a few petals. I decided to cover up the "not so perfect" parts with some Icon bling, and that worked! AND then I read about the challenge and it said "NO FLOWERS!" Bummer, I thought, go-figure....after all that work!...but, I'm actually very happy with the card! It is bright; something somewhat new to me...and I'm really enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by!
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