Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 249 - Spring Sampler

I'm back for my second week as a designer for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.  Here's this week's sketch:

Edit 2/4/13 12:41pm Okay, so it was totally bothering me that I forgot the bow on my card (see original entry and post below), so I went back and fixed it.  I like it so much better!  It doesn't look nearly as plain.  Rather than make a whole new card, I tied two pieces of ribbon around the piece that was already on the card.

 I'm going to date myself here, but it made me laugh, so here goes:  as I was trying to describe what I did to add the bow feature, I tried several names - a knot with tails, a fake bow, a mock bow and then...a faux bow.  Funny because it rhymes, yes, but did any of you ever watch One Life to Live back in the 80's?  Bo Buchanan was one of the main characters and as happens on soap operas, one time someone came back to town pretending to be him and everyone else believed the ruse.  Well, in the weekly write-ups, the newspaper kept referring to the imposter as Faux Bo.  It's where my teenage self learned the meaning (and the spelling) of the word.  Just thought I'd share, lol. 

And here's my interpretation of the sketch.  It uses the set Spring Sampler from the Spring Catalog.  I see I forgot my bow.  Guess I should have had the sketch in front of me instead of trying to do it from memory, lol.  Just leaving this one in here for comparison, but really, I think the addition of the "bow" element really improves this card.

Check out all of the other great samples here.  Better yet, play along by creating your own card using this sketch and linking to it so we all can see.

Stamps: Spring Sampler
Colors:  Midnight Muse, Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Border Punch
Embellishments:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

Announcement:  I was asked to be a guest designer for another weekly challenge.  See the details in tomorrow's post.

5 comments:

Carolyn Bennett said...

I actually like the card both ways - but I know how much it can bother me when I think of adding something and don't do it! I too remember the Faux Bo! Too funny!

Nicole Tugrul said...

So cute!! Definitely love it with the bow added!

MJ said...

Ohhhh, I really love this color combo--don't think I have ever used it. And yes I agree the bow makes a huge difference. Funny how that works. I did like the card originally though too. Thanks for the two awesome samples for my sketch challenge this week!

Ariel said...

Sue--you are hilarious! I love that story of Faux Bo and how you remember how to spell faux. :)

Your card is adorable, too! Do you have the clouds embossing folder? You could even add that to the white panel to add even more texture. The card is a sweet layout, and I love those little images. The bow does add just the right touch.

Jonia said...

Love it Sue and it looked good with the bow and without the bow.

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