Before I jump into today's post I want to thank the Diane Roberts of the Pals Paper Arts design team for choosing my entry last week as a Pals Artists Pick! I'm just tickled to be chosen!!! If you wish, you can see my card here.
Today's post is a new Pals Paper Arts challenge, this week it's a sketch challenge by the wonderful Margaret Moody:
I must admit to a bit of trepidation with this sketch, there are SIX layers here and I'm a pretty clean and simple kind of girl :) But I thought and thought about it and came up with a way to follow the sketch and still stay true to my own style. And that is exactly why I participate in challenges...they get me out of my comfort zone and push me to grow creatively!
Here's my interpretation of the sketch:
I kept a lot of white space and used simple clean lines. But not too simple! I used banners, rounded corner and color for visual interest.
There is no rhyme or reason to the color palette...I knew I wanted to use this chevron pattern in Soft Sky (I came across it several days ago and it called to me). The other colors, Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals and Night of Navy were a whim but I'm really pleased with the result!
Here's another view. I tried to add candy dots but they actually detracted from the effect. I think the card is perfect without jewelry this time...perhaps the bright colors are the jewelry...what do you think?
Stamps: Timeless Talk (126607)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Primrose Petals (126841), Night of Navy (100867), Soft Sky (131203) Cardstock; Subtles (130135) Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Night of Navy (126970) Classic Stampin' Pad
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
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