Hello! We’re back to a sketch week at CAS Colours & Sketches.
I admit that the sketch looked a little complicated to me at first. Then Beverley, our April challenge hostess, explained that the scalloped area at the top doesn’t necessarily have to be scallops, and that the rectangular element doesn’t necessarily need to be a rectangle, so long as we keep the two trios of elements. Then I started seeing more ideas for the sketch. I thought it would be fun to use a speech balloon for the scalloped area and have an animal of some sort as the “speaker”. After all the recent talk about the Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino (which no, I did not try, I’m just not into the whole Starbucks thing) I guess I had unicorns in the back of my mind, so I chose to make a unicorn birthday card that I can include in my next shipment to Send a Smile 4 Kids. I stamped the unicorn on shimmery cardstock, colored the horn, mane, hooves, and tail, and fussy cut it to add to the card. Luckily I had a stamp that’s a trio of tiny stars; it worked perfectly to easily add in that detail of the sketch directly onto the card base. I did add a bit of color to the stars to help set them off from the card base. The speech balloon reminds me of a big fluffy cloud. I think the shades of pink and the unicorn would delight most any little girl.
And there it is. Be sure to check out what the rest of the CC&S design team did with this sketch. Then show us what you can make with it! You can link your creation to the challenge blog until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Monday, May 1. Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Critters Ever After, Sophie’s Sentiments (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Shimmery White (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Speech Trio die (Mama Elephant); markers (Copic)