..... the sketch challenge over at Less is More is super - the idea is to select one of the squares and confine your image and sentiment to just that area with lots of white space.
Earlier this evening, I posted a couple of cards that I'd made concentrating on the top left square. But this sketch gives us so much scope to play and I do like to centralise stamps on square cards - so I made another card.
This time I've gone for a modified square and a more elegant design. I've got quite a collection of Spellbinder dies and decided to use Labels 3 for this card - it's a lovely shape and I don't use them often enough. First I stamped one of the frames from Very Vintage Labels No 3 (Waltzingmouse) and embossed with gold for some luxury. Then, while still in the die, I added colour with my distress inks. The lily is from my new Stampin' Up! set. It's lightly coloured with the same distress inks and I used my Sakura Stardust pen to colour the stamens and add speckles to the lily petals. Finally, I added a simple sentiment.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No 3, Sweethearts; Stampin' Up! - Fifth Avenue Florals
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade
Spellbinders: Labels 3 (S4-189) die #4
Accessories: Card, embossing powder, Sakura pen - from stash
It's so nice to have Ben here - he's got so tall - just shy of 6 feet!! I have to look up at him now. I have a feeling he's not stopped growing yet. Kathryn was delighted to see her brother and they've been playing together happily - mostly :) I've had lots of fun with this sketch and think I may have a few more cards to share with you next week.
Now, it's getting late and I'm off to bed. Don't forget that tomorrow is the new CR84FN colour challenge - do drop by and play along with the challenge. Bye for now.