Look at that sketch....eye-catching, rife with possibilities, a variety of 'entry' points. A most
do-able' sketch, especially when I saw the inspired, and inspiring, DT cards. Had my mind set on playing, dithered around with ideas, had a few 'visions' ping and...gahhhhhhhhh!!! Missing mojo (off with Halloween shenanigans!) or something else askew, I found this sketch quite the challenge. Maybe because I was bound and determined to use STAMPlorations stamps, maybe because I was aiming for 'new' techniques (I am soooo off water-colouring for a while...) to use with said stamps (because I soooo want to do them justice), maybe because I was concerned that my cards would be copies of others'...whatever the case, I was darn near stumpified. Yes, I could have taken different directions - patterned papers, dies and so forth. But nope; STAMPlorations, or nothin'!
Anyway...I started with this card, where I embossed the floral strips and attempted resist water-colouring. Everyone else seems to create pretty w-c backgrounds with ease, but moi? Hokey smokes...still, I carried on. THEN, I cut out circles without taking careful consideration of the size of my 'intended' STAMPlorations butterflies (yes, Pa, in the event you're reading this: I did not 'measure twice, cut once'...), so my openings were tooo darn big! Plan B: die cut butterflies that, if you look closely (not too closely though) are clear embossed with the same floral strips. Score on fulfilling my goal..and though it's not the vision envisioned, it is growing on me....
Card B - a new strategy; my stamps, of course, and an effort at ombre, using one of my NBUS SU inks. "Okay" card, but I need to work on that 'collage' look much more...time to move outside the box and let some random frivolity happen!
NOTE: Honoured and delighted that this card was selected as the STAMPLorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #15. THANK YOU sooo much!
Anyway, cards are done, I can put this sketch to rest (yet it still has an appeal, which means a re-visit, sometime) and find my 'officiating' gear in preparation for tomorrow's races!
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