Today, I have a card for DCWV's February Card Sketch Challenge.
I used DCWV's The Painted Petals Stack to make this card. I just love the colors in the stack like these beautiful watercolored teals and purples - a kind of boysenberry. Actually, I used ColorBox's boysenberry pigment, which matches perfectly, to heat emboss the sentiment. And, don't you just love the sentiment!?! It's from Fiskars' Friends Forever Quotes collection.
I love the vertical and horizontal strips in this month's sketch. The sketch gave us lots of room to play around and make it our own. To begin, I picked one of the lighter shades of the watercolored stock and trimmed it to fit my card base. I heat-embossed the sentiment on the panel then cut various size and shaped strips from coordinating sheets from the stack and adhered them to the panel. I punched a few fronds (Martha Stewart) and added pearls and flowers. Then, I mounted the panel to my card with foam tape.
Here's our inspiration sketch.
This was a fun sketch to work with. Does it spark an idea for you? There's still time to get a card in. The deadline this month is 2/26/13. Here's the URL with all the details. http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2013/02/february-stack-holic-template-challenge.html
I will be looking forward to seeing your creations!