Hash Tag Life is Good

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I really loved the simplicity of the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and thought it would look especially good when paired with the monochromatic challenge at Colour Me.  But in order to create what I was envisioning in my head, I had to turn the sketch upside down, something I don't normally do!

I actually tried another image first before going with this billowy outlined flower.  But the first image was too chunky and after I popped it up on foam it looked like a giant pimple on the front of my card.  Definitely not the look I was going for.  

Monochromatic often means simple to me and I wanted to do justice to all the white space on the sketch so I kept the design rather minimal.  But to prevent the washi tape from looking lost amid all that space I added a bit of texture with some grungy images stamped behind it.  I love how adding random images like that seems to give a card texture.

It's a beautiful day here just in time for Mother's Day.  I hope you mothers out there have a wonderful, relaxing day!

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU); Truth Is (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps); #Hashtags (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes); Solar White (Neenah); Basic Black (SU)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (My Favorite Things)
Accessories:  washi tape

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7 Responses to “Hash Tag Life is Good”

Marisa said...

Love it :)

OttawaMom said...

Those blooms look great against the washi tape. Love that sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Me...! this week!

Ellen said...

Don't be surprised to see me CASE this! LOVE it!

Deepti said...

Superb!! I love it :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love how you rotated the sketch! Fabulous card!

Hayley Kew said...

Life is good and this card is GREAT! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you back again soon ;)

LeAnne said...

FUN card, Jen! You are so darned clever! Thanks for playing with the Colour Me...! colors this week too!