You Are My Happy

It is time for Timeless Tuesday challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. Check out the latest challenge:

This special challenge involves some retired colors AND a past sketch (you have to use both). Here is my take:

You Are My Happy | by karen @ carefree creations

Double challenges are so challenging for me! I usually spend all my time coming up with ideas for either the colors or the sketch. It takes quite a bit of brain power to do something with both. And even then it usually involves something geometric or abstract – as this card is.

Thankfully I have those old colors in marker form as well as ink – so I used those to color my image. Using the MISTI, I was able to stamp my image multiple times ensuring complete ink coverage.

My white panel started out as wide as a card base. After stamping my image, I used a circle die to make an impression around the image. The impression also helped when cutting around the image.

Since the card is fairly flat, I added a button to the image center for interest.

The card above is actually iteration 2. Originally, my white panel went from the top to bottom:

You Are My Happy | by karen @ carefree creations

I was actually putting this blog post together with the original version when I realized the sketch showed space at the top and bottom – and after seeing the card on screen, I wish I had done that. So I peeled off the layer, trimmed it up and took a new photo.

I actually like both cards. I was fairly surprised that I liked the trimmed panel as much as I do! What do you think?

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

You Are My Happy
Stamps: Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Coastal Cabana (Stampin’Up – SU); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Coastal Cabana (SU); White (PTI); Gravel Gray (MFT);
Other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts); Circle die (Spellbinders); Summer Sunrise button (PTI);

8 thoughts on “You Are My Happy

  1. I loved this card so much! I saw someone selling that stamp and hurried and snapped it up , so I can case this idea. Fabulous.

  2. Karen, I love the way how you’ve used for the sketch. The arrangement of the words for sentiment is awesome. I never tried this way to make a sentiment, and I definitely want to give it a try!

  3. I love how you’ve blended the colors yet kept each one distinct. I also like how you’ve put each word of the sentiment on its own tiny panel – it really makes the viewer/reader focus on each word. Awesome job, Karen!

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