Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches Play Along!

I decided to play along with the crew over at Freshly Made Sketches again this week. 

This one kind of stumped me a bit, and my end product didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to, so I may try again....MAYbe!  Like I said, the sketch stumped me a bit...

Here's the sketch:

Looks simple enough - right??  

Sometimes MY problem is that I get it set in my head what stamp set I want to use, and then it just doesn't seem to work out the way I envisioned it!  

For this card - I pulled out the new-ish Photopolymer Set from Stampin' Up! - Sans & Stripes.  I hadn't inked up the set at all and wanted to do something fun with it.  

So, I tested the word SPRING on a piece of scrap paper using both the solid and striped alpha images.  Bleh - didn't like it.  Then I opted for just the solid - and in "Shine".  It was better.  

I used a scrap that I die cut with my Silhouette (using one of the sunburst images) to sponge on the yellow rays. - that worked great!  Then I took the line image that comes in Sans & Stripes to stamp the line over the rays.  That seemed to add just what the rays needed.

I intended to use a spiral flower on the card - but I wasn't feeling it once I placed it there.  I had these Petite Petals images already stamped and punched on my desk from another project and decided to put them to good use.   

In the end, the card turned out ok.

Sorry about the off photo - it was gloomy in Iowa today.....and tomorrow sounds worse - we are expecting snow.  UGH!!!!  Mother Nature needs something for her mood swings, I tell you what!!! Monday, Aubrie wore shorts because it was 73.  Today - we're in sweatshirts again. To top it off, we could end up with 3-4 inches of snow by Friday morning.  I'm so over winter, it's not even funny!

Alright - enough complaining about the weather!  Soon I'll be upset that it's so hot!  Can't win in Iowa!

Have a fab day everyone!

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Linda Callahan said...

This cards just shines beautifully! Love the bright colors! I'd say you worked that sketch just fine :)

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! This is so pretty and cheerful! Love the bright colors and your "left over" flowers are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Unknown said...

I love the way you did the sun ray effect. So clever.

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW! I love the beautiful and bright colors!! What a beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at FMS!!