The sketch stumped me to begin with so I flipped through my stash of dies that I hadn't used yet. These two sets by MFT - the benches ("perches") and the houseplants have been in my stash forever; in fact, I think the perches are now retired. They come out as a possibility for many different sketches but never make the final cut. When I realized they worked for this sketch, I decided they were finally going to get used. The sketch does say "any shape" so I figured benches and plants qualified! And I ended up thinking the sets were totally the right choice!
The sentiment is one of my favorites by the old Verve Stamps. They may be gone, but their stamps will always stay in my stash! I did it in a crisp black so then wanted to balance it with black in my little scene so added black striped flooring and a teeny little heart.
I thought about getting a little more detailed with the colors or maybe some more patterns - different greens, a patterned pot, etc. but I kept looking at it in its basic colors and decided I liked the simple look. Not to mention, these colors seem to show up on every other card that I make so I definitely have an attachment to them (see the card just before this one - and I already have next week's FMS card laid out - all the same colors!) I used to try really hard to stretch in my cardmaking - new techniques and styles, different color combos, etc - but finally realized that I like where I'm at and am totally happy just settling into my style! (And hope you don't get too tired of it!)
I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Verve Stamps Let It Be
Dies: My Favorite Things Cat & Plant Perches, Houseplants
Paper: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, MFT Black & White Stripes