Topic: Sketch Challenge
The last sketch (forever) from Operation Write Home was published back in July. Even though I did not make a card from it to sent to them (it came out after my last box was mailed in) I did commit to completing my self-challenge of using every single one of the sketches so I did nake a card to keep in my own stash to be used when an occasion arises.
Here is the sketch for OWH 259:
Pretty plain, which always means there is lots of opportunity for interpretation.
I remembered having some fancy-edged diecut rectangles and squares so went searching for one that was close to the specified size. This one had to have one edge cut to get it down to the right shape even though the scalloped edgeextends it beyond the measurements given.
I masked the scallops and stamped my hand-carved butterfly onto the white background.
I chose a neutral backing paper with some subtle text on it. One edge (from a 6x6 sheet) had a scrollwork pattern so I trimmed it away to use as the band across the bottom.
I had the text printed on a vellum strip and secured it to the scrollwork. The skewing off to the right needed a bit of balance which called for the rhinestones on the left end.
I used alcohol markers to color the butterfly to match the background.
I trommed down the entire piece to leave a white border showing from the card base.
So, now that that challenge is fulfilled, what shall be the next?