I know, I know - it's Day 4 in the TGF 12 Days of Sketches challenge, and I'm just posting Day 2. But it's all good, because this challenge is really getting my mojo going and we have until January 3 to play with all the sketches!
I *really* like Day 2's sketch by Mercy Kerin because to me, it just screams for lots and lots of layers! Counting all the mats & base, this 5-1/2" square card has ELEVEN of 'em!
I colored up this Anya *eons* ago when I met up with Catherine for an Archivers afternoon. (*sigh* I'm going through 'Archivers with Catherine' withdrawal.) She just received the new Copics, and I couldn't wait to try the ethereal, watery blue/green. It turned out to be a great compliment to the fun DP and shimmery Sea Glass cardstock I wanted to use.
The accent band was supposed to go all the way across the card, but the shimmery Gun Metal cardstock was also from my stash, and I didn't have a piece quite long enough. The pretty organza poinsettia is the last one from a pack I found at the dollar store, and I just added a rhinestone center. (wish I had bought more of those flowers...)
Of course, one rhinestone is never enough, especially since I made this card for a friend who likes lots o' sparkle. So I glammed up Anya's hair with some more rhinestones and irridescent glitter, which I also used for her sparkly scales. Finally, I used really small Nesties for the JOY sentiment, and I hope that my friend feels "joyful" when she opens this card!
I am on a personal mission to follow this "12 Days" challenge through to the end!! I have realized that the only way to keep my mojo motivated is to use it, so I hope to create a card for Day 3 tonight after the rest of the house is asleep, then catch up with Days 4 & 5 tomorrow. Hey, I gotta have goals, right?
I hope you'll follow along with me as I continue through the challenge, and I hope you're finding time from the hustle and bustle to sit and stamp for a while, too!
Thanks for visiting! Happy creating!
Image: The Greeting Farm “Mermaid Anya”
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Patterned Paper: DCWV Winter Mat Stack
Accessories: Flat-back rhinestones, ribbon, dimensionals