Sometimes challenges, including colour challenges - just use these 3 (or whatever) colours..... feel too ethereal. I don't even know where to start.
Many challenges, including inspiration and featured stamper challenges - are just right. Make a card that feels like another card (or another piece of inspiration). You get guidance - colours, layout, tone etc but you're still free to do what you like.
And then some feel somewhat restrictive - sketch challenges are like that for me sometimes. I always want to try to do something slightly different, but not so far off that I disqualify myself from the challenge.
But when I saw this week's Retrosketch challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I don't know if you've noticed, but there are an awful lot of black cards out there these days. I think that there have been some challenges that asked for black and pastel and I know that the Runway challenge inspiration was a black and floral dress. So I was also inspired to try something with a lot of black. I know it's not terribly seasonal, but black is often elegant and cool and I want to be elegant and cool, too!
Here's my card (two photos so you can see how I took a different spin on the sketch)
I think this would be fun for a teenage girl!
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly
Paper: Basic Black, Gina K Pure Luxury White, Sour Apple Bazzill (LOVE the acid green!)
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, My Favourite Things Die-Namics Dizzy Doilies Duo (smaller die)