This week, one of my favorite sketch blogs is celebration Sketch #52 with a "choose your own sketch" challenge. Pick your favorite from any of their previous 52 sketches and run with it. So I browsed through, chose one I liked, and combined it with the color combo from my previous post. What do you think?
First off, I just have to say that I LOVE this DSP! It's from the Twitterpated set, and it's just plain gorgeous. Especially with the bright Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. Love it!
I got the basic layout of this card done in just a few minutes, thanks to this lovely sketch (RS29):
Working out the details, however, took me the better part of an hour! I had the DSP background, the three rounded squares (which sounds completely oxymoronic), the butterfly, and even the pearls all in place and just how I wanted them. But it needed something to tie in the Daffodil Delight. (I really like things to be in pairs, so having the gray DSP and the gray square, the pink square and the pink butterfly, but just one yellow?! Yeah, drove me up the wall!)
I thought about putting a decorative Edgelits© border along one side, but that was too one-sided (again, pairs). So I tried some ribbon along the edge, and it just hung funny. So I gave up and walked away for a long while before finally coming back to it and trying just a plain strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock. Still too plain!
Then Julie, my brilliant stamping buddy, suggested I pull in other elements from the card too. Duh!! More pairs! Why didn't I think of that before?
Anyway, as you can (hopefully) see from the detail photos, I ended up stamping the same Daydream Medallions on the strip as I did on the squares (it's tone-on-tone, so it may be too hard to see in the photos, but I promise it's there) and pulled in the pierced paper motif as well (from the yellow square, under the greeting). Finally! That was exactly what it needed! Thank you, Julie, for saving this card and my sanity!
One final note: this card also uses the beautiful, bright color combo from Create with Connie and Mary (CCMC240). Love it!
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight (hey that rhymes!), Melon Mambo, and Basic Gray CS; Twitterpated DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo
Tools & Accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, 1/16" corner rounder punch, Basic Pearls, and the Paper Piercing Tool, pad, and guide.