Yesterday, I had a lot of "me" time. And I loooooove my me time! Because more times than not, that means card making time! And of course, I played along with a challenge (I seem lost without them!). I recently found Freshly Made Sketches. Okay, obviously I am waaaay behind, with this being a new discovery for me - they are already on challenge #88!! But I'm glad that I stumbled upon it at last!
Here's the sketch for this week:
And here's my take:
I am just in LOVE with the Bird Brain set from TAWS. The birds are crazy adorable and so fun! I knew I wanted to use this bird from the set, so the sketch and the little guy were my starting points for the card. Kept it pretty much true to the sketch, but switched it up just a little bit by using the sentiment to create the long, horizontal panel spanning the card. I also loved that this sketched called for a scalloped border - I haven't done that in ages! Added some glossy accents to the nose (and of course dipped my thumb in it before it had dried!), a few embellishments, and the card was done.
I'm going to give this to a sweet, sweet lady whom I work with - she and another oh so sweet co-worker recently bought me a gift certificate for the spa!!! Amazing, huh?! I just went an enjoyed a massage last week, and I wanted to make them something that let them know just how much I appreciate what they did for me. It was just so incredibly kind. I'm giving the other lady this card that I made a few weeks ago - I liked that they both had birds on them :)
That's it for me today - thank you for dropping in!!
Hope to see you again tomorrow!