It's the final sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. I thank them for the inspiration from all 405 challenges!! For the final sketch, they are doing a throwback to a sketch by the creator of the challenge, Jackie Rockwell. BTW - she's also the designer of my blog!! Here's what I did the last sketch.
And here's the sketch.
I wanted to go bright and cheerful. I also needed a Valentine's card for my 13-year old niece. That can be hard age - my niece is definitely thinking she's grown up but she still has an impish child in her. I started with the idea of the two speech bubbles and a heart as the middle element but it just didn't pop. So I browsed my stash for a critter of some type and settled on this owl mostly because it was sweet but also because of its bold lines.
Just for fun - here's what I did with the sketch the first time it came around almost seven years ago when I was on the CtS design team.
Thanks to CtS for all of the inspiration over the years! You've been a resource for hundreds of my cards. I will miss you.
Stamps: Impress Valentine Words, Taylored Expressions Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp & Die Combo
Dies: WPlus9 Hey Hi Hello
Paper: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo, Taylored Expressions Candy Corn and Strawberry Milkshake, My Favorite Things Black & White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack