It's been a while since I entered the weekly sketch challenge for My Favorite Things. I was really feeling the need to create in my craft room so here's what I came up with.
Here's the sketch photo.
Now you may say, the card doesn't look like the sketch, but let me break it down for you. First, I used Authentique papers, the Blissful Collection. Love the soft dreamy colors of this paper line. I also used So Saffron and Saraha Sand cardstock from Stampin' Up! to coordinate with the patterned paper. As I was picking through my MFT stamps I came across this little lamb. It's called, Where Flowers Bloom. It literally spoke to me. Since the lamb image was spread out horizontally I decided to use an oval shape instead of round as the sketch shows. It's called being creative after all. I used the new Oval Stax dies to cut the perfect size for the stamped image and a mat to go with it. This is the first time I've used these and I am LOVING how easy it is.
Each Stax set comes with 7 pieces. You only need one but it's so more fun to have both sets. 14 ovals that nest inside each other! Genius. So, back to my interpretation of the sketch. I felt like the flag and scallop piece would have been too busy for the outside, with all I had going on. So, I decided to finish off the sketch on the inside.
I love it almost as much as the front!!! I was practicing my coloring of the lamb image and decided it looked really good. So I cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals. The sentiment comes with the lamb stamp set and I thought it was perfect. Hope you've enjoyed my tour of a special card for a special someone.