Thursday, March 31, 2011

March SFYTT sketch card

Whew, talk about getting down to the wire with this card. I have a goal to participate in this sketch challenge every month and today's the last day! Here's the current SFYTT sketch:

And here's my card! Obviously, I turned the sketch sideways. :)

Since the sponsor this month is Amber Ink, I chose to use one of the stamp sets she illustrated for Hanna Stamps. (ahem....I have quite a few of those adorable girls) I've got my eye on some of the new Amber Ink sets. I much prefer actual stamps over digital images given a choice, but they are so cute! Hostess with the Mostess and Grow Green are just calling me. lol Anyway, I digress.

My mojo deserted me over the last month. I still stamped every day because I'm working on my inventory book goal, but I haven't actually MADE anything. It's been so frustrating! I sat down to attempt this sketch several times, but got nowhere with it. Since today was the last day of the challenge, I tried once again and managed to get past the block. Maybe it was the frantic I-have-to-leave-in-an-hour deadline or maybe it was the I-have-to-make-something-at-least letting go of perfectionism, but either way I finally made a card. (and yes, I know I colored outside of the lines but I was in a major hurry) I really like the colors. Normally I wouldn't have put them together, but I pulled the color combo from the patterned paper.

Stamps: Perfect Package (Hanna Stamps), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, White (Papertrey Ink); Pocket Full of Posies Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc: Copic markers (E000, E00, E30, R20, E55, E57, E59, R24, R29, R59, B41, B45, B37)