(sorry guys, it's been a long week; i think i'm gettin' punchy!)
i was dying to make a card that follows the sketch for the second-chance card challenge at sketchy thursdays
(do you LOVE this sketch as much as i do?! it's a keeper, for sure!)
i also wanted to play around with prompt #24 ("the one where we go neutral") from a fabuous site leah found called the creative type, (thanks, leah!) to use fonts prominently on a mostly neutral color palette.
here's what i came up with:
(digistuffs: paper (re-colored): indian summer nights, marcie reckinger, funky playground; stars, stains & mesh brushes: bad boys kit, gretchen thomas, designer digitals; ledger & logos: bits of history, scrap artist; smudges & flowers: floral art no2, anna aspnes, designer digitals; cardboard corner: torn paper reveals, katie pertiet, designer digitals; distressed edge toolkit: rhonna farrer, house of 3; fonts: typewriter from 286 & dirty ego; software: broderbund printshop; scrappistuffs: chipboard alphas: heidi swapp; bling star & flourish: mambi; sparkly foam stickers (colored with copics): michaels; rub-on letters: k&co; ink & edge distresser: ranger; adhesives: tombow monorunner, staples & sewing machine)
in reverse of my usual procedure, i've layered about a thousand digi-products, and then topped off with only a few "real" embellies. i have too much attachment to both bling and texture to ever go completely digital, but the great thing about dabbling is, having saved the custom background as both a .jpg and a printshop project, i can use it a lot more times: with or without changes to color, size, fonts etc.! gotta love that kind of flexibility, right?!