I've been "off the grid" for a lot longer than I expected. I really thought I'd have time (and energy) to blog from Chicago, but I was wrong. By the time we'd spent the day unpacking boxes and organizing Sarah and Adam's new house, all I had energy for was reading a few blogs! It wasn't all work and no play, however, so I'll be back with some photos of our week there. But today, and this weekend, I'm hoping to find time to play along with some of the challenges at Papertrey's second annual Stamp-a-Faire.
The first challenge of the day was a color and sketch challenge. The color combinations and sketches could keep me going all day, but new challenges will be popping up all day long! I'm quite sure I'll be back to play with more of these combos before long.
I chose this color combination to start with:
And this sketch:
My personal goal is to use some of the newer stamps and dies that have arrived in the last few months. For this card I chose the dies from Maille Belles new set "Bubble Talk." None of the sentiments with that set fit my needs, so I turned to an older set, "Fillable Frames #7" for that.
I followed the sketch almost to the letter, just substituting the talk bubble for the circle. The inside sentiment is an anniversay one. I think I'll use this sketch again. It seems really versatile.
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain, Select White, New Leaf, Limeade Ice
Die: Bubble Talk
Stamp: Fillable Frame #7
Enamel Dots: My Minds Eye