Monday, March 2, 2015

A Day Late and a Dollar Short-Retro Sketch #154

I know I posted yesterday that I have had a hard time between creating and then having the time to blog it. This is one of those times. I made a card using Retro Sketch Challenge #154, photographed it and then did not blog about it. Now the challenge is over so I never was able to enter it. I hate when I do that!!

I figured I would post it anyway.

This card actually got me my mojo back. It has been a few weeks since I was able to sit down and be inspired to make anything.

Here is the inspiration sketch:

Instead of making a square card, I chose to make the design a square. However, the colors were NOT the inspiration for this card. I really, really wanted to use my new Paper Smooches "Roses" Wise Dies. I LOVE these flowers!!

So the first thing I did was die cut a rose and two leaves out some white paper. I then used an ink dauber with Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress ink to color the rose in and Hero Art's Shadow inks for the leaves.  I am not going to go into detail about the rest of the card because it is pretty simple. I will say that my last design decision was to cover the rose in Stickles to give the flower a little bit of punch.

Don't you think it would have been too plain without the sparkle? Don't answer that because it is too late to change it and I like it.

Have a fabulous Monday. Stay warm!