Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sketch Challenge Meets Color Challenge

My version of today's sketch challenge was tweaked just slightly to include a sentiment on the front. I think I stayed fairly true to the design (shown).

This card was designed for a friend who is waiting on some things that are out of her control. Man, who doesn't know what that's like? In education speak, we call it "delayed gratification," and it's supposed to be something that every child experiences to avoid becoming too egocentric (world revolves around you mentality). Well, by the time you are an adult, delayed gratification goes from waiting until after dinner to play with your toys to waiting on a mortgage approval or waiting on a job interview or waiting on your next paycheck. Get it? As hard as it was when we were kids, but involving things of strong significance to our well beings.

Well, a friend is waiting to hear on a job that she really wants. Her main reference is out of town until after the 4th, so no decisions will be made until then. It's driving my friend a little nutty. Another teacher thing: we really DO work over the summer. We mentally and physically get into next year's game. This year, I learned that I was going to teach 4th graders three days before school began. That is not optimal. Although I LOVED my kids and had a GREAT year, I could have been even better with a little more time during the summer. I have that this year, and I am looking at next year in a much different way.

Now, back to the card. We were permitted to use squares... mine are a bit more rectangular because measuring is something I don't do patiently. The middle section of the card was supposed to hold something different. Mine has a small popped up flower image that might be hard to see in the photo. It goes with my sentiment's "smallest wishes" idea.
I also used this week's color challenge again because, well, I really like the colors: SU! Kraft, So Saffron, and Night of Navy. It looks black on the pic, but it really is Night of Navy. Other inks used: SU! Wild Wasabi and Color Box Chalk Ice Blue. Another thing that might be hard to see are the embossed lines (thanks, Scor-Pal!) that frame the sentiment. This card measures a wee 3-3/8 x 4-7/16". I know... that measuring again. I just cut until it looked reasonable.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Very nice! I love how you did an entire scene, then cut that into squares, and the sentiment is perfect.