Anywho, here is a card I made for a little card sketch challenge at Paper Garden Projects. The main image is a digi freebie that you can download at the store. Echinacea or purple coneflower is one of my favorite flowers - it's a perennial that does wonderfully in Colorado and has medicinal qualities too. Love it! It's not really a spring time flower, more of a mid to late summer bloomer, but it still works with the quote I think.
I colored it in with Copics but wasn't able to achieve just the right color...guess that means I need to go shopping! lol Did you all see that Hobby Lobby has doubled their collection of Copic markers! Yay! I still have my online sources, but I like to save those for colors that I can't get at Hobby Lobby. Frustratingly, I've called the art stores and hobby/crafting stores and no one else carries them. I even called our LSS and they didn't even know what they were. I'm thinking, hello?, have you not been on any stamping blogs or even SCS to see what the current trends are? Sorry to get off on a tangent there!
I used a quote from the Verve anniversary set, Beautiful You. It's a cool set that was developed by utilizing each of the design team's favorite quotes. Each day of the pre-release showed a peak of a quote and project made by the DT with that quote as well as why they chose it. "No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn. -Hal Borland" This one is from Laurie Schmidlin and speaks of hope and that things will get better. After 3 days of the whole family having the stomach flu, this is the quote I chose for this card! Ha! lol I distressed the quote while still in the circle die with Antique Linen distress ink, as well as the edges of the main image. The background is stamped in VersaMark with the Tin Types background set from PTI. I then swiped the Always Artichoke cube around the edges of the card for a bit more depth. That's all I have for you today! Cross your fingers that this stomach flu will go away and leave us all alone!! :o) lyss