Saturday, September 13, 2014

I Can Conquer Any Bad Day

One of the benefits of blurfing is discovering new challenge blogs. However, that's also one of its down-sides, as my challenge list runneth over. One way to combat this is to (1) be very selective in what I choose to tackle each week, and (2) combine challenges.

This card does the latter: it combines a new sketch challenge with a color challenge. I got the sketch from a newly-discovered-by-me* blog called Match The Sketch:


and the colors came from the current Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge:


where "One" is one color, aka: monochromatic.  I chose the Hero Arts Pool family, since I just reorganized my UFO piles and found all sorts of pool parts. Here's my card, then I'll explain:


As part of the reorganization process, I rediscovered a few stamps I had out and then didn't use, so they got buried. I also had a pile of circles cut from the pool papers, so this card kinda came together all by itself.  I struggled with what to do for the colored panel (heaven forbid I just put it on a white card base), until I figured out I also had a stash of Hero Arts Artist papers, and dug this piece out of the pool collection.

I became re-acquainted with a few other gems in the UFO piles, so I'm going back in to try a few more challenges.

Thanks for stopping by!

* In one of David Sedaris' books I have on CD (probably Me Talk Pretty One Day), he says he refused to date anyone who "discovered" a restaurant that is currently listed in the New York City phone book.

Stuff I used: Sentiment from Eat Cake Graphics (93153), SU mini glue dots, Tombow pink dot refill, and the following:




6 comments:

  1. Love it!! Great take on the sketch and I adore the sentiment! Thanks for coming back to the sisterhood (eeee that sounds kinda creepy) for the O is for One challenge :)

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  2. What a great choice for the colour family, it looks so good on this card! Happen to like the sentiment a lot too. :D Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Glad we could make your challenge "cut". ;)

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  3. LOVE! The offset circles are a fab element (must try that) and pool is a grand choice of colour. Plus, that sentiment? Yes please. (And I snorted at the Sedaris footnote...love that guy)

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  4. Awesome card! The design, color (love it), and sentiment are fabulous! Thanks for joining the monochromatic fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  5. Love your color choice. Thanks for joining us at SoSS

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