Hi everyone. Today is the start of the February Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. Kylie has come up with another fabulous CAS sketch ... which can be used for ANY style of card (doesn't have to be CAS). I hope you'll come and play along! :)
Here's the sketch ...
I did keep my card CAS (clean and simple), sponging a background using a starburst stencil, and adding a die-cut flourish with a little sponging around the edges to give it interest. The daisy is punched and shaped using tweezers and a stylus (see my written tutorial here on how I shaped this flower). I added a teeny, tiny bit of pattern with the brad I used for the center of the daisy. A simple stamped sentiment finishes the card. I wanted to match the colour of my brad and didn't have an ink that colour, so inked the stamp first with ripe persimmon and then one quick swipe with barn door and then stamped ... it matched pretty well. :)
That's about it ... pretty simple design. Easy peasy card to make that didn't take very long. I hope you'll come and play along with our sketch challenge.
And, if you also enter your card into the same challenge located on the Happy Little Stampers Forum, your name is automatically entered for a random draw prize.
You may have noticed that I haven't been around for a little while. Just over a week ago, I was out for a nice walk with my hubby when I tripped and fell. I tore a tendon in my leg and had to have surgery. I've just been home from the hospital for a few days now. The recovery is at least six weeks with not being able to put any weight on the one leg and have it straight at all times. It's a challenge to say the least. After that there will physio to get everything working properly again. This means my on-line time will be limited and I may not be get back to my studio for quite a while. In the meantime, I have some pre-scheduled posts with some fun cards that I hope you'll check out.
Stamps: Where Your Heart Is (Simon Says)
Paper: White (Neenah); Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz (SU!); Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door (Distress inks by Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Starburst stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, sponges, Flourish #6 die (Crafty Ann), Medium Daisy Punch (Punch bunch), Designer Brad (SU!), tweezers and stylus for shaping daisy, glue dots