Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge #66

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.



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