Yet again, I’ve waited until nearly the last minute before finally shifting gears from ‘thinking about’ a card to the act of making one! We know what the result is with that kind of ‘oh so not strategic planning’! Panic! Okay, maybe not quite that dramatic, but close! All week, the Paper SmoochesSPARKS Cool Shades challenge was calling to me, and each time the little voice piped up with ‘Get this done,’ I explained, “We don’t have the 'sizzle' colours in our stash.”
And the whispers quelled a bit, only to rise again, urging me to ‘look just one more time’ and my response was the same: neither coral, nor yellow, nor cocoa to be found in the ink box (which is a ‘re-purposed’ Swiffers wet container, which makes clear just how meager my supply is!!). More pestering, keeping me awake at night even – until finally, today, while looking through my paper pads (three ‘real’ containers hold those!), I discovered a pad of NBUS: My Mind’s Eye All Spice! Guess what I found – coral, yellow, coca and kraft - and the little voice smugly responded with, “Told you so.” Yes, sometimes I have to look beyond the Swiffer’s box!
After settling on the colours, a sketch was next: the awesome, celebration of Freshly Made's 100th sketch challenge, that features their first challenge from 2011!! An exciting opportunity and a perfect sketch for what I had in mind (although I did take a few liberties...)
My super simple card (seriously…super-duper X 1,000,000 simple! In fact, it’s ‘cas-er’ than cas!) squeaks in with mere hours to entry closing. My lovely papers do capture all the colours, although the yellow is on the timid side – a glimplse on the butterfly’s wing tip. Something new for me: heat-embossing ‘thanks’ on the coral paper. That technique is always so pretty and effective on others’ cards, so I gave it a go. I like the effect; next time though, I’ll choose a larger canvas (maybe a background), with smaller and/or more images, for greater impact. Still, something learned and tried…
Next week, my homework will be done earlier!!
Happy 100th Sketch, Freshly Made - and wishes for an abundance of sketches yet to come! And to Paper Smooches: fabulous colours (even though my interpretation is a stretch)!
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