Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Thanks for Challenges

It seems so long since I've been able to play along in challenges just for fun! Since I needed a couple of thank you cards sooner rather than later, I grabbed some inspiration from current challenges. 
Freshly Made Sketches offered a new card design today: 

With some stretching of the design elements, here's my take on the sketch: 

I pulled out an old Papertrey Ink sunflower set for my flowers, stamping two larger ones in yellow and a smaller one in orange. While the centres can be stamped and die cut separately, I decided for this card, at least, I preferred the look of them stamped directly on top of the flowers. To soften the centres a bit, I sponged them lightly with antique linen distress ink. For the circle element, I overlapped some yellow patterned paper with brown. The sentiment is from Altenew, and matted on the same brown. 

My Favorite Things also presented a new sketch today: 

Turning the circle element into a flower, here's my version: 

With apologies to MFT, the only product of theirs I used is the die cut tag. The large gerbera daisy is a two-step stamp from Uniko. I used a light and darker orange ink on the solid stamp to add a little extra shading. I backed the flower with some patterned paper on a grey mat. The thank you is another Altenew stamp from the same sentiment set as the first card. 

These two cards have already been written in and addressed! Amazing what one can accomplish under pressure. :D 

Supplies: (sunflower) Neenah white cardstock, Authentique Be(you)tiful & My Mind's Eye Baroque patterned paper, Papertrey Ink Simple Sunflowers stamps and dies, Altenew Many Thanks stamp, Catherine Pooler Tiara & Sauna, Memento bamboo leaves & antique linen distress ink, Spellbinders circle die, foam tape; (gerbera) Neenah white & Stampin' Up smoky slate cardstock, Authentique Be(you)tiful patterned paper, Uniko Gerbera & Altenew Many Thanks stamps, Simon Says Stamp intense black, Catherine Pooler sauna & tutti frutti & Memento bamboo leaves ink, MFT blueprints 29 label die

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Lee Ann Barrett said...

Sunflowers are always beautiful and perfect to brighten someone's day! So glad you were able to play in some challenges- your flowers are perfect for this week's FMS sketch; Thanks so much for playing along!

Kim S said...

I love your flowers!! The sunflowers are so cheerful and I love them on the simple circles. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow! You've created the most cheerful take on this week's sketch ! Love so much those bright sunflowers. Thanks a lot for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches