Saturday, September 17, 2011

2 Challenges in one

I belong to a yahoo group for Stampin' Up demonstrators and they have a weekly challenge.  This week it was to take a sketch and use it for a card using the 2011/12 In Colors.  I found a sketch on a site called Sketch Frenzy Friday and decided to use that.  It is a relatively simple sketch but that left room for a lot of creative interpretation  :~)

I used 2 of the In Colors, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade.  The DSP is from the Paisley Petals pack and the stamp is one of the new hostess sets, Faith in Nature.

I changed the sketch up a little but not much.  I stretched out the middle rectangle and centered my sentiment.  As I'm looking at the card now I realize that I didn't use any ribbon, I nearly always use a bit of ribbon to finish off my cards!  I guess this one didn't need any.

I kept feeling like there was something wrong with the card, besides no ribbon. I finally decided it was too blue so I trimmed it down so you could see the white card back around the edges. Now I'm happier with the card. What do you think, does that make a difference?

There has definitely been a change in weather here in middle TN.  I did a lot of yard work yesterday afternoon and went out to do more today.  It is so nice not to have to get up at 6:30AM to do yard work before it gets too hot to be outside.  I'm not a cold weather lover though so I'm wishing these cooler days weren't going to lead to what I've heard is going to be a very cold, very long Winter.  I reckon I'll survive though, my brothers have cut me lots of firewood all Spring to keep me warm!  They love me  :~0


Tammy Fite said...

Great card!!! I love colors and the center image! Thanks for playing along with us at SFF!!

Deb said...

Pretty card! I really like how the lace punch stands out! And I like how you changed up the sketch to make it work for you! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Patrice H said...

Hi Elaine, Your card is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us. I am glad you did.