Monday, February 8, 2021

A Place To Start - February Challenge - Sketch Challenge "Slay All Day"

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

Welcome to our monthly challenge at

A Place To Start

This month we challenge your creativity
 with a very simple sketch.
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As you can see, I took a lot of liberty with the sketch.  I didn't want to be too much "on the nose!" 
I had no plan when I started this project.  The only thing I did know was that I wanted to use buttons somewhere in the design.  It was a very pleasant surprise when I found these two wooden buttons in my stash.  Not only were they the perfect colors but they were also perfectly sized for stacking!  They have been in my stash since 2012.
 I normally use Ranger™ Distress Paints and Oxide Inks to create my backgrounds but after watching a Tracy Evans video, I decided to do this background using acrylic paint.  This panel was intended as a practice sheet.  I used a sponge dipped in glycerine to blend out the colors.  
The sketch calls for a banner. I wanted to add something a bit more dramatic.   The black trim in concert with the black sentiment strip gives me the visual I am looking for.  Using a bold sentiment embossed in white also serves to pull in the white card base and makes the composition more cohesive and integrated.  I used a stamp set from my planner supplies.
I used another sentiment and image from the stamp set to decorate the inside.  I may give this to my daughter.  Her boss surprised her today by doubling her bonus.  She also received a fabulous salary increase.  I would say she is slaying it alright.

Thanks for stopping by!
Chana Malkah