Yesterday I decided that I wanted to enter into another challenge - which is a bit absurd because I have a lot of projects on my plate. It's a form of avoidance, really, but I had so much fun with the last few challenges that I was in the mood for another one. I finished my card this morning, and went to check out the blog with the challenge and it wasn't the same challenge that I had done. For about five minutes, I thought that I had possibly done an old challenge (Not the end of the world, since I did have a lot of fun making my card and I'm pleased with it, but I was thinking that I had lost my mind!!?!), but it turns out that I had read through several challenge blogs yesterday, and I had just forgotten which one I was working on!!
So, here is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge. This particular challenge is number 55. One note about how this was really a challenge for me. It is meant to be CLEAN. This means no edging. I love to ink up my edges. This looks finished and professional to me. Not doing this was HARD!! But a great exercise.
The sketch I was working with looks like this:
I made my card in 6"X6" using Close to My Heart Moonlight Paper. This is a Halloween paper, but is is extremely versatile. I added Juniper paper for the banner because Sara Batkin said that it was a coordinating color and if Sara says it - it's good enough for me. Well, look at it, it works. I realized, (all on my own :) how well Juniper and Avonlea Teal coordinate, so I threw that in to edge the banner.
A sheet of Smokey Plum comes in the Moonlight packet, so I stamped the bird on it with Smokey Plum ink. Slate paper also comes in this pack, so I stamped the branch in Slate on the Slate paper.
I used the. border stamp from the Avonlea Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit. I like to do fine cutting, so I cut each of the little flowers apart, so that I could curve them around my circle.