and now, here's the sketch:
talk about "going out on a high note", eh? what's not to love about *THAT*?! it's round, it's beautifully proportioned, and you could pretty much take it anywhere, am i right?! so in honor of the fact that my lovely (non-blogging) friend deborah just sent me a positively astonishing horde of handmade papers from her trip to thailand, i decided to take mine a bit east!
oh yeah, i almost forgot the "product feature" for this one is to incorporate our favorite flower stamps, which was a super-easy call for me, since the amazin' mari not only found this lotus for me, she taught me the best ever way to use it: with watercolors on sticky-back canvas! (thanks, m!) ♥♥♥
(patterned paper: pink paislee, basic grey + handmade mulberry paper & script paper from thailand (thanks, deborah!); studio g flower stamp & claudine helmuth sticky-back canvas (thanks, mari!); clipart mandala: anahata katkin; diecut lace tape: basic grey; tissue tape: tim holtz; alphas: lil davis; watercolors: grumbacher; india ink pad: stewart superior; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape & doublestick tape, sewing machine)
i know, i know, you're shocked that i didn't stop at the circle shape for my card, and actually i'm a bit surprised, too. but i really wanted to use this as my thank you to deborah, and... here's a dirty little crafting secret for ya... i RARELY take the time to "put a back on" my round cards! since i knew i had more to say than the back of this not-quite 6" circle would hold, i decided to pop it onto a square card base. what can i say, every once in a blue moon i come over all practical like that! :)
and now i bet YOU'd like to have a go at this awesomely well-rounded sketch, so i'll get right to the point with what you have to do, and then ask you to go say "hi" and "ciao for now" to the lovely sketch mistress, ok?!
**Use the sketch provided and your FAVORITE FLOWER STAMPS!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC072.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on Mandy's Blog by Sunday, May 1, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday afternoon).
**PRIZE-a Basic Grey accessories prize pack--woohoo! The winner will be chosen randomly from all participants!