Shopping Our Stash's That's Sketchy Challenge.
When interpreting the sketch, I used:
- inset tone-on-tone clouds for the star,
- an adorable hot air balloon for the square, and
- a sentiment for the rectangular strip.
My card was also inspired by the current Think Pink CAS-ual Fridays challenge. This is an annual challenge that honors all those wonderful ladies in our lives who have faced this challenge head on.
I went with a lighter blue for the sentiment strip and inset clouds so that the pink elements would really pop.
Speaking of popping, foam adhesive was used to attach the balloon and bird. A second layer of foam was used to pop the elephant.
And, speaking of the bird and elephant, I added touches of pink pencil accents to the bird's wing, cheek, and beak. To the elephant, I added touches of pink to the ears and cheeks and gray to the nose and feet.
I played with some crystal clear sequins, but chose to go with bright pink "snowflakes" that are the same color as the sentiment strip background paper. They seemed like a great way to tie together the sentiment strip with the bright pink dots in the balloon.
The sentiment is a message of hope. Since I'm crafting from my traveling stash, it's the closest thing I have with me to a "you've-got-this" message of encouragement.
Before any of the elements were attached, I decided to add a subtle frame around the card by die cutting stitched borders.
Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!