A few weeks ago I was honored to have this card of mine be chosen as the winner of the Card Patterns #169 sketch challenge! That meant I won the opportunity to be the Guest Designer for this week's sketch #172. Little did I know at that time that it would turn out to be the very last challenge on the Card Patterns blog. While I'm very sorry to see the challenges come to an end, I totally understand that Michelle wants to spend more time with her family. Family should always be the first choice!
Here's this week's sketch:
I chose to go with another beach scene. You're not surprised, are you?? I actually used 4 different Our Craft Lounge stamp sets on this card. They all work so well together! The framed sand image is from the Treasured Friend set; the palm, grass, and birds are from the Sandy Sunsets set; the sentiment is from the Coastal Wishes set; and the flip flops are from the Beach Days set. I simply dotted some more sand outside of the frame and extended the colors of the sand, sea and sky.
This is also for the OCL123 challenge which is a photo inspiration:
You should plan on playing along in both of these challenges this week! I had a blast making this card!
Well, I'm off to the beach for a much needed vacation! I want to thank Michelle, Tracy and the entire design team for allowing me to play along with them this week, and I wish them all well in their crafting (and family) adventures!