I tend to avoid big images. I don't really know why - my comfort level is in groupings of small images and die cuts. But I have some big images that I have really wanted to use so when I saw that big star, I decided it was time to give it a try.
I clearly strayed from the sketch - sorry Amy!! At least I went with the big image and the sentiment across the middle. And the sketch pulled me out of my comfort zone to even use that big image - so I stuck with it!!
I ended up really liking this! In fact, my grandmother is celebrating her 101st birthday next month - and I'm thinking this sweet flower is just right for her. It has quite an impact just like she's had over her 101 years!
I started with white cardstock and sponged on yellow, light pink and a slightly darker ink around the edges (which shows up quite a bit better in real life.) I love sponging on colors - it gives effects like the yellow and combining for a more orange look around the center.
I hope to see you playing along with our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.