I was tooling around my favorite's list when I noticed that Beate (on her Fresh and Fun blog) had posted a sketch challenge of her own. Beate is a true stamping goddess and I admire her work. When I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to participate. So... instead of stamping the stack of Father's Day cards I need to make, I created a quick card for her sketch.
Her sketch can be found HERE.
My card was really quick, but I love the colors. I'm not really sure why, but every time I see the Trio Flowers by Gina K Designs, I think Cosmo Cricket's Dutch Girl designer paper.
The card base is Barely banana cardstock. Finished size is 5" x 5", so I started with a 12x12 sheet of paper. As I mentioned, I used Cosmo Cricket Dutch girl paper. The Trio Flowers were colored in with Coral Cameo, Barely Banana and Sage Shadow, oh... and a hint of Bordering Blue for the water. To give the flower more depth, I shaded the image with Prismacolor pencils. I also like to have gate folded cards to have a closure, so I added some hardware and apricot grosgrain. The only other detail is really the Crystal Effects for the flower centers and water.
I'm not sure if I really qualify for the sketch since I omitted the sentiment, but this was a fun and fast card. I'll have to watch for another challenge!
Thanks for looking!