This week’s CTS challenge is based on a sketch by Lisa Arana, one of the hugely talented Design Team. Lisa also has a video on her blog (http://dahlhouse-designs.com/) on how she uses sketches to spark creativity … I just had a look … it’s definitely worth dropping by.
Doing the challenge for CASology earlier today sparked my creativity into action for the weekend and I found the sketch really helpful in focusing my thoughts. After playing with various ideas, I settled on using a poppy stamp I’ve not used before … it came as a freebie with a magazine. We’ve loads of poppies in the garden (also subject to renovation!) throughout the summer, in all kinds of different colours, ranging from the brightest red to the most delicate cream, so I was inspired to take my colour scheme from nature!
There are two reasons why I did the sentiment as a banner … the first because I had one of those oops moments when I stamped directly on the card, so with a shadow on the last couple of letters, it was either start over again or do something with it … the second reason is because I rather like the overall look of the banner outline colour drawing the image and sentiment together. Even with this blip, I think it still remains CAS 🙂
Here’s what I used: Cardstock: Crafters Companion, Nitwits. Stamps: Freebie (Image), Hero Arts (Sentiment), Ink: Stazon, Colours: Marvy Le Plume Watercolour Pens with a Waterbrush, Tools: Corner Rounder.
Looking forward now to having a browse round the CTS blog to see what everyone else has done!
More crafting tomorrow … thanks for visiting … Anita