.... are sometimes just what I need to get going. Sometimes my brian is rather frazzled and I just can't think of a layout - and sketches make life that bit easier. I came across the Sketch and Stash Challenge - SSC52 - while blog hopping last week and I rather liked the sketch and the idea of using something either new or neglected from your stash.
I've kept pretty much to the sketch layout, but instead of a circle I've opted for a scalloped oval. The backing papers, which I found during my craft room tidy, are part of the neglected stash. I've had them a while and I like the bright, funky flower design. The image is by Pink Petticoat, and I suppose this falls into the neglected stash too - I love the images and paper patterns, but I tend to forget to print them off. I've coloured the image with promarkers and coloured the edge of the shape with my trusty distress inks. I've added a bit of bling to the flower centres and the dot on the "i" in friend. Really pleased with this card - so bright and happy!!
Image: Pink Petticoat digi-image
Promarkers: Tan, Cinnamon, Bright Green, Orchid, Cerise, Canary, Warm Grey 1
Inks: Distress - Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Spellbinders: Big Scalloped Ovals (S4-251) die #5
Accessories: From stash
I can tell that we're now properly back into everyday routine - I have a planning meeting for my Scouts group this evening. We're going to decide on activities from now to July. It should be a fun evening - working out when we have our first camp. If that was up to the Scouts, I think they'd go this weekend - but I prefer to wait for slightly warmer weather !! I think I'm a fair-weather Scout Leader :)
Do come by again tomorrow - I should have a few more challenge cards to show you.