Friday, 4 September 2015

MFTWSC244 - Life with Friends


Here's my card for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:



I'll be honest - sketches are not my favourite type of challenge. I'm more comfortable with inspiration challenges, where I can try to capture the feel of a card. But the only way to get over it is to practice and I've made an effort by participating in MFT's weekly sketch challenges lately.

I often find that sketch challenges have more layers and/or elements than I usually use. I think that's what makes it difficult for me - I'm a rule-follower and I always wonder if I've gone too far by (in this case) leaving out the tag layer. Oh dear! lol!

Anyway, I had fun making the card and cutting and colouring the birds from Things with Wings in bright, cheerful colours.  I used a sentiment from Tickled Pink, which I thought worked really well with this stack of birds, reaching up to talk to their friend.


ETA: Sept 29:  This card was chosen here!

21 comments:

Hannelie said...

I think I am in love with this card Ardyth!Those birds are soooo cute and I love what you did with the sketch!

Lynn said...

Oh those birds are adorable. I'm always trying to CASify sketches too. Love how you interpreted it. This card is too cute.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So colourful and adorable Ardyth.

Deborah Frings said...

I love your take on the sketch! Those birds are adorable. And you've managed to get in rainbow colours - so you!!! Great work!

Kristie Goulet said...

So cute, Ardyth! Love those colorful birds!!!

Shelly said...

Super cute!!

I Card Everyone said...

You know I cannot resist things with wings of any kind! I adore this card, Ardyth ... you have my vote!
=]

Geri said...

"Tweet" as ever (...I know, quite lame, but couldn't resist!). Yes, perfect match with the sentiment and the images! I love the how the long legged bird 'anchors the flock'. Great coloring too!

foleysfriend said...

Love this card; it's so fun! I'm also a rule follower and enjoy sketch challenges because I feel that it provides some structure for me because otherwise it would be chaos.

Paul Browning said...

I don't think the Gilmore Girls have made a dent in your output at all. You are still producing the most gorgeous cards I ever come across in blogland. But I know what you mean about Netflix. i've been given another free month and I'm bingewatching before it runs out lol. P xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Very sweet and very witty - I love it, Jo x

Lisa said...

This is so cute, I like the stack of birds!!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is sooooo cute, Ardyth!!! Love all those sweet colourful birds!!! You've done great with the sketch!!!!

Pam A said...

Ardyth, I think it's perfect! The birds are very cute. Love their long legs.

Kim Heggins said...

This is just adorable!

Anita in France said...

Such a cute stack of sweet birds, Ardyth ... fabulous shading! Heard myself as I was reading your post ... I have the same issue with sketches ... so many seem to need lots of layers! Bon dimanche, my friend! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Great take on the sketch and the stamps are so cute and fun. What a great sentiment for your idea, just love it.

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Ardyth, and a great take on the sketch (rules are there to be broken!). Love the birds - thought it was a stacked image till I went looking via the link.

Jen W. said...

Those birdies are ridiculously adorable! I must have them!! (You're really beefing up my wish list tonight…). Love your coloring too.

Veronica Z said...

This is so very cute! Your card design is so cute! Thank you for playing along with the MFT Sketch Challenge!

Bobby said...

I love those birds!! Tag or not, this is a great interpretation of the sketch, Ardyth, and the colors are so bright and cheery.