When I decide to add a challenge to my Maybe Do This One list, I rarely look at the DT inspiration samples until after I've made my card. I like to see what I can do without being influenced by what others have done. That way I know my idea is my own.
So today I made the mistake of looking at my stampy blogs list in addition to my challenge blogs list, and I spied a card made for the current Addicted to CAS challenge:
The blog owner in question had used the same stamp set I had planned to use, so naturally I had to ditch my idea (though it must have been a decent idea if someone else made the same card I was going to make, right?) and look for an alternative. I ended up with my Paper Smooches Smarty Pants set that I'm pretty sure has never seen ink. That means it also qualifies for the current CASology Challenge:
Oh, did you want to see my card? Ha, here it is:
I stamped the stack of books, then lined up the globe and stamped it on top of the books. I colored the images, stamped the sentiment, then layered the whole thing onto a blue card base.
I might be inordinately proud that I broke with the common Copic coloring style of putting the dark color towards the edges. I did that for the green (land) parts of the globe, but you'll notice the blue (water) parts of the globe are darker in the centers. That's because in a large body of water, the darker parts are deeper, and I'm pretty sure the shores are shallower than the middles.
I used the colors of the current Just Us Girls challenge:
Okay, I added a red book, but it's an orange-y red, so I'm going for it anyway.
And yes, there is a LOT of white space on this card. I'm a little itchy, but it's less severe of an affliction than it used to be.
I'm off to link up, and I'll be back shortly with another challenge card.
Thanks for stopping by!
ETA: I bent to peer pressure and also linked to Darnell's NBUS Challenge: