Cécile's description on the FMS blog of her sketch says "we love free thinking, so the square doesn't have to to be a square and the arrows don't have to be arrows." I did stick with the square but I made a giant step away from the arrows. I had actually planned to stick with the arrows. Somewhere in my stash is a stamp saying something about choosing your own direction which seemed absolutely perfect for either of my sons who are in the midst of big decisions - and that all seemed perfect for arrows. I looked and looked but no luck in finding the stamp.
I have no explanation as to how I got from arrows to speech bubbles nor from masculine to pink gingham. Sometimes a crafting session is just like that, isn't it?!
I've always loved these speech bubbles from WPlus9. The words are part of the bubble, then I cut scraps of coordinating cardstock to put behind the words. All the colors were obviously inspired by the paper - the fun hi's and hello's needed a cheerful paper so the little flowers fit the bill and the pad had coordinating gingham. The three little pearls were just for balance - I got everything adhered and realized it seemed heavier to the right so embellishments to the rescue.
I hope to see you playing along with us at FMS. I look forward to browsing the gallery and hoping that somebody uses arrows and that choose your direction stamp that I spent hours trying to find!!
Dies: WPlus9 Hey Hi Hello, Trinity Stamps Modern Embossed Rectangle Stack
Paper: Penny Black Painted Blooms, Stampin' Up cardstock in Mango Melody, Magenta Madness and Daffodil Delight
Wow! Seeing your take on the sketch left me tickled pink, Kim! I just love how sweet and fresh this card is.ReplyDelete
Crafting sessions definitely take on a will of their own - it's all about the journey sometimes! The speech bubbles are as cute as can be - adorable card!ReplyDelete
These dies are so fun! And I love the pretty dsp on this sweet card.ReplyDelete
This is so darn cute! Love the fun speech bubbles and the patterned paper peeking out!ReplyDelete
This is a very sweet card, Kim. Love the gingham. Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
Darling ways to say HEY! how are you today??ReplyDelete
Love your design, Kim, especially your pretty color palette and sweet patterned paper.ReplyDelete
I loved reading how you got from here to there. Sometimes I think my cards are going to end up one way and like yours, end up being something totally different, which is also fun! I love your speech bubbles and your colors. What a creative take on the sketch this week!ReplyDelete
I keep leaving comments and coming back, but they don't show up, so trying on another browser. This is a brilliant idea for the sketch. I love the bubbles and the patterned paper!ReplyDelete