Birthday Spots

Woot – this is the 5th Thursday in the month which means this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge is a double! Check out the latest challenge: #40 – colors & sketch.

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #40 - Double

And here is my take:

by Karen @ carefree creations - Birthday Spots

The Dot Spot stamp set came to mind right away when I saw the sketch. After that, it was just figuring out where to place a sentiment.

I came up with a few possibilities. First, a circle sentiment placed in the center of the lower right image. Second, stamp the sentiments following the outside curves of all the circles. Finally, a banner sticking out from a circle center.

The reason I chose the banner option is that I’ve learned that curves love angles/lines. A line helps break up the curves and gives the eyes direction.

I might have been able to get away with one of the other placements if my color scheme had been different, but with a monochromatic scheme, you need some way of adding contrast.

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A Little About the Challenge: Posted every Thursday, the challenges alternate between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Happy Birthday to You
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Dot Spot, Around About Sentiments;
Ink/Card Stock: White, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky;
Other: circle die (Spellbinders), star die (MFT);

4 thoughts on “Birthday Spots

  1. Karen, I really like what you’ve done with this challenge! Using the different shades of blue on the stamped circle images was a great idea. I, too, puzzled over how best to use a sentiment with this sketch but I took the easy way out and just didn’t use one! LOL Your little banner with the star embellishment looks terrific. Super job all-around!

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