I sat down this evening to get started on my card kits for Saturday. And instead, I decided to try out a card sketch challenge. Then, I decided to get more ambitious and checked out SCS to see what color challenges were up. I haven’t participated in any SCS challenges before and I’ve been meaning to for a while. Its funny, I actually had a moment where I felt like I was cheating by using a card sketch. Then I had to laugh at myself and say “inspiration is a good thing”. No need to reinvent the wheel everytime. Especially if you don’t have a design sitting top of mind, itching to get down on paper.
I ended up changing the sketch challenge that I used. But thought it would work well with the stamps I choose. And the colors… my oh my the colors! I picked this recent bold bright challenge because I can never seem to get myself to use many of my Bold Brights (heck, my Gable Green was still in the shrink wrap and I’ve had it for about a year!) I always gravitate towards the Earth and Jewel tones in Earth Elements and Rich Regals. So, I figured I needed to do this challenge to break out of my mold. I think the blue flowers are bit bright for me, but I decided to stick with it once I had it stamped.
Stamps: Happiness Always
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, Gable Green
Paper: Whisper White CS, Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion
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beautiful card jennifer. i love how fresh and happy it is. i like doing challenges and sketchs too. it keeps me from staring at blank paper! teehee
This is a pretty card – I really love the colors. It took me a while to do challenges/sketches, but I’m really glad they are there, otherwise, I would be like Julie and looking at blank pages 🙂