Today's card is for this week's Paper Players Challenge #160. I really wanted to play along - it's been a while, and I just love playing along with this challenge blog! They mix up their challenges between sketches, colour schemes, themes, etc. And, I love how they take the time to describe why cards were chosen as a winner (Headliner!) or runner-up (Cut Above!) - I really think that this adds such a special touch. I noticed that other blogs do this as well, and just love it! I'm also going to enter this into the Case Study Challenge this week - always a source of amazing inspiration. The one and only Jennifer McGuire is the muse!
This week the challenge is a sketch. Anything on a diagonal is always a stretch for me, but I really wanted to try it out.
Here's the sketch:
Here's the Case Study inspiration:
And here's my card:
I used the wood veneer heart and arrow in place of the chevrons, but other than that I kept true to the sketch. I used a few things that were already on my desk, including the word bubble, which I had originally cut out for yesterdays card, but later decided to go with a more oval bubble on that one. I also used a flower stamp to subtly fancy up the background in grey ink. You might also recognize that stamp from yesterday's card (although it was much less subtle on that card!). Other stamps used are from The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS), Paper Smooches and Studio Calico (the arrows). My sweet discovery today: I was able to easily snip the wood veneer arrow with just my craft scissors so that I could nestle the wood veneer heart in between both ends! Loved that!!
That's it for me today!
Thank you as always for visiting!!