I haven't participated in one of Kristina's Color inspirations for quite some time, and still having a little Christmas holiday time on my hands I thought I'd participate in this week's:
I sat down to it last night (with the tennis in the background), and by Midnight I had the layout, stamps and general direction of where I was going...but I just couldn't make it look right. So I headed to bed and thought I'd sleep on it.
That would have been all fine and dandy if the local hoods hadn't been boosting cars are dragging them on the road a couple of streets away. I lay there listening to them leaving their big important marks on the roads and grinding the gears (and wishing they'd grow up) for at least an hour (sorry about the whinge...just had to get it off my chest). Anyway, when I woke this morning I didn't have much more idea or inspiration than I did at midnight last night...but it is going to have to do!
It looks a little naked IMO...probably could have used a sentiment along the bottom...but it ended up looking a little too crowded for me. I like the layout and the stamps a lot! I have substituted Soft Sky for the Baja Breeze, which we don't have.
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White and Textured Chocolate Chip
Paper: Spring Silhouette and Summer Picnic Designer Series papers
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Heart Prints
Inks: Old Olive Classic Ink
Accessories: SU Scallop Edge Punch, SU 1/16" Circle, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, SNAIL, Dimensionals and Glue Dots.
That's all there is to it! Have you noticed how much I like layers and symmetry (how could you not, hey?). This is the reason I've been looking at sketch challenges. Trying to shake my dependence on symmetry....and try something a bit different. Obviously I didn't succeed here, but there is always tomorrow :-).
Hope your day is a good one.