Sometimes I start with stamps or dies and force them into a sketch, but in this case, the sketch totally inspired my card. A little backstory first...
I live on 5 acres on the prairie outside of Denver. There's probably only a half acre or so that we mow and, of that half acre, only a small front lawn gets mowed more than once or twice a year. But when we first purchased the house, it all seemed so big that we had to have a riding lawn mower! That lawn mower lasted for over 20 years, but this year we decided it just wasn't going to make it another year. In the meantime, we realized that there's actually very little lawn to mow so we replaced it a small little mower, just like on my card.
This year rolls around and we are having the wettest spring in memory - which means the grass is growing and growing, but it's rarely dry enough to mow. Now we are faced with grass that is just too long for the little mower! Luckily, we have a teenage son who has decided he will die if he doesn't have a new skateboard yesterday. So guess what he is doing to earn enough money - he is outside with a weed whacker(!) trying to get the grass short enough for the lawnmower. Picture it - 5 acres, vast open sky, young teenager on the horizon trying to make a dent in the long, waving grass.
I saw the sketch and instantly saw that all of that open area and the teeny tiny lawn mower!! This will be the Father's Day card from the teenager. Of course, at the moment, he is definitely not saying "love you more"! He is definitely hating life.
Hope to see you playing along. This sketch is definitely an open canvas with so many possibilities!