Friday, June 19, 2009
To get into the Top 30 of 2sketches4you's Ultimate Card Showdown challenge was a huge honor. I mean - HUGE! Then to make it to the Top 20 was just downright shocking! Seriously; I was left speechless all afternoon. If I happen to make it to the Top 10....well...lets just say this: I might need a prescription. LOL
When I saw the sketch posted last Sunday for the Top 20 girls, I initially pictured an image inside the circle panel, but then I looked at my last two cards and realized I had done that with both of them. So then I rotated the sketch and I immediately saw a scene for the horizontal panel. I was so happy that I had an idea to play with, but between work and my mummy duties at home, I didn't get a chance to work on my card until last night! Talk about stressful! haha
Welcome to my neighbourhood! :) It's a little kooky but aren't all neighbourhoods?!
I used Starving Artist's Doodle Factory 'Neighbourhood' for the horizontal panel. The image fit about 1.5 times across this 5" x 7" card. So I stamped it out twice and colored both of them up with reinkers and an aquapainter. No copics here! Then I cut them out leaving some white space around them so they would pop off the page more. The clothes lines were drawn back in with a Micron pen. The 'road' was created with a strip of black cardstock and some ribbon. The green scalloped border was created with punched out circles, sponged with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink. I layered them so that they created some weight and a base for the 'neighbourhood'.
The circle panel is a die cut journaling tag from MME's 'Penny Lane - Uniquely You' collection and the sentiment was created using a Dymo labeler. The whole image was then layered on some really fun patterned paper from Reminisce. Just for fun (and a little balance), I added a fun brad from Making Memories.