Aaaah! Breath deeply of the fresh clean smell of a brand new Monday! It's like that new car smell, full of the promise of adventure on the road through the week!
Because of a challenge I won back in August with this card, I am thrilled to be coming to you today as the Guest Designer at Stamplorations!! I so appreciate the win and the honor of serving as GD for Sketch Challenge #20!
This sketch has so many possible interpretations! I tried to think how I could make it work for a friend's birthday, so I created this:
For the background design and the letters, I used a piece of glossy card stock and dropped alcohol inks and blending solution onto it and let them do their thing. I won't lie, I had a hard time using this particular background scrap because I've had it propped up against my glue bottle for weeks to admire the pretty colors. But in the end I used it for today because, as Hammy often tells me, "Hoarding should only be practiced by hoars." You can't argue with that.
Cybil Lynch. Cybil doesn't have a blog, but she is a huge friend of many of our blogs and leaves lovely comments throughout Blogland! Cybil, if you ever do start your own blog, please make sure and let me know!
Nikki of Nicnakschat. It's hard to look past Nikki's blog header of two of her absolutely adorable young sons to see her equally adorable cards! Nikki has been blogging since July of 2009. Her cards truly are tons of fun and I have nothing but admiration for her to be able to mother three little boys and manage to make cards and blog!
Gail Iona of Crafty Nomad. Gail, who also answers to the name of Iona, is from Norway. She started blogging in November 2012 and in addition to crafts, she loves rabbits, chickens, and gardening. Iona is mostly a clean and simple card artist, but she can make some incredibly colorful and layered cards, too. I know you will enjoy her fun blog and her interpretations of the many challenges we all enjoy!
Marianne of Marianne's Cards 'n Stuff. (Ha, it was hard for me to type stuff without misspelling it schtuff!) Marianne started blogging in April of 2011. She is a Dutch native living in Greece (Crete) and she has been crafting for many years. More recently she has become addicted to stamping and card art. Marianne is an award-winning challenge participant and I love her impeccably made clean and layered style!
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