Freshly Made Sketches #37 Challenge - a blog hop for Rita who is expecting a little girl soon. I loosely interpretted the sketch by Rita (see below) - by using a banner instead of the strip down the left side of the sketch to mimic the shape of the party hat and to accent the slightly topsy turvy feel of the darling image, but otherwise I followed the sketch pretty closely. I felt that I had just a little too much pink (although I LOVE pink) and wanted to add a second color, so I consulted my Stampin Up! Color Coach which told me that Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise go well together. This is not normally a combo I would have put together - and I still haven't made up my mind as to whether or not I love this combo enough to keep using it, but I do think it helped create a bright, happy card that a little girl might love to receive. And... it helped me to try something new, which is one of the reasons I have been entering these great challenges. As a final touch, I added some bling to her party hat with basic rhinestones. Looks like it really is too heavy for her head doesn't it? Here's the sketch my card is based on:
Supplies: Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White. DSP - Melon Mambo from the Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack. Banner was made using the Petite Penants Builder Punch. Stamps - Party Had Kiddo from Stampendous (stamped with Memento black and colored with copics), Petite Pairs (sentiment). Large Scalloped Ovals and Large Ovals (Spellbinders), 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches (Stampin Up!). Sentiment is stamped with Melon Mambo classic ink (SU).