Another design sample as part of the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge Guest Design Team! I have participated in these challenges basically since I found SCS, and to have been given the amazing opportunity to contribute a card to the weekly inspiration roundup that goes along with it is humbling and I am incredibly grateful, excited, and, well… nervous!
Current and past sketch challenges, as well as all of the details, can be found here. Past sketch challenge design team samples I have created can be found here and also in my gallery on SplitCoast.
Without further ado, here is my card for this week’s sketch challenge at SCS!
Just popping in with a quick last-minute card today! I had hoped to have time to get something made for this week’s sketch challenge over the weekend, but a full day working on the property combined with another day spent traveling to/from my horse ate up any time I had to do so. I hope you enjoy!
Monday’s Clean and Simple challenge: Black & White with a POP, proved just the creativity-ignitor needed to come up with something for Ally’s fun sketch this week! I thought I’d combine it with Friday’s Free For All Challenge of “base +1” and use just the card base plus one layer. I had “the vision” as I got ready for bed Monday night, and built on it a bit with additional thoughts during a few points at work where my brain needed a bit of a rest while my computer saved what I was working on. I thought I had a great plan, and that I could crank out something quick last night on top of folding laundry, having dinner with my husband, and going to try out a “faith based yoga” class I’d been wanting to try in town… all while getting to bed on time of course. HA! I ended up skipping the yoga class entirely, as God moved me that He wanted me to focus on my husband last night a bit more since we hadn’t hardly seen each other since Saturday, and spent time in the kitchen making a decent dinner vs. the hot dogs I had planned on in order to get to yoga on time. 🙂 Ok, so now I’m getting off track here, but needless to say, after dinner and after dishes were soaking, I got started on the card, excited to see what I could come up with. I had just gotten this gorgeous stamp set delivered a few days ago (I’ve had my eye on it since SSS released it in one of their kits this spring, and when it went on sale last week I sprung on it!), and I thought it would be the perfect ticket to create a pretty, girly, “pick-me-up” sort of thinking of you for an old coworker and friend who has just begun treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Though I at first thought I’d do a hot pink “pop” for the accent of this B&W design, I had the brilliant idea (or so I thought at the time) to look up what ribbon color is generally associated with the disease she is currently battling and found lavender is frequently used. Since it too was girly I thought I’d go that route. And the final result looks, well, more like a sympathy card. :-p So I left the inside blank for now, but I think I will finish it as a sympathy card since I always seem to need those regularly anyway, and never enjoy making them because of the sorrow associated. I’ll try again another time to make a much more cheerful card for my friend. 😉
I actually had to stop this card last night and call it “done” so I could get some sleep, though I wasn’t happy with it at all. I went back in this morning and added a wash of glitter with my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen thinking that was just what this card needed and due to an oops, moved my ribbon down on the card front (from Ally’s original sketch positioning) to cover that up. 🙂
In case you’re curious, this is what the card looked like last night:
THANKS so much for dropping by! I truly appreciate it!
|Title: SC759 Thinking of You
|Keywords: SC759, CAS542, F4A491, CAS, sketch challenge, SimonSaysStamp, Simon Says Stamp, SSS
|Stamps: Delicate Flowers (SSS)
|Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
|Paper: Neenah Solar White, Stampabilities black
|Paper Size: A2
|Technique: CAS, Black & White, glitter, dimension
|Accessories: Wink of Stella glitter brush pen, ribbon, flower charm (SU), foam mounting tape