So, if you’ve ever visited my blog, you may have noticed that I really enjoy using card sketches as my creative starting point. (If you are new here, you’ve been warned! haha) Last week, I played along with one of my favorite long-time sites Freshly Made Sketches. They were celebrating an anniversary and randomly awarded a few prizes from contributors; I was THRILLED to be one of those random winners! Whoop! Playing along this week, I celebrated by using a sentiment from Ink Blot Shop where I’ll get to shop with my prize 🙂
The sentiment is one of over 24 in the set, all with this easy-to-read cursive script and all useable throughout the year. (I love that!) The images are from an old stamp set (Spring Trees) by Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped and colored the images then fussy cut the squirrel, tree stump and mushrooms. I went a little “fanciful” in my coloring, adding some white highlights with a gel pen to make them a little more cartoonish. The layout was, of course, inspired by this week’s FMS challenge.
This layout is a great one for bigger images, too. I actually created a second card and will post that later this week. I hope you are inspired to play along, and, if you have a moment – visit the Ink Blot Shop and check them out. No, I’m not an affiliate. Just a grateful stamper who appreciates their generosity and likes to support small businesses. 🙂 Thank you for your visit today!