For this card, I combined the Sketch & Color Challenge at My Favorite things. I decided to turn the blue & yellow into a bouquet ... and when combined with grey & black, it seemed like a sympathy card color combination to me.
When I saw that redbugdriver was today's Featured Stamper at SplitcoastStampers, I knew I had to make a card inspired by one of her Inspiration Challenge designs. She's always one of the faithful for that Saturday Challenge, and I always appreciated that so much.
I pulled out my Hipster Animals and added an almost equally rockin' mustache to my dog. Sentiment is from the new Irreverent Birthday Messages (because doesn't a dog wearing a fedora & glasses scream *irreverent*).
The inky smudges were originally a mistake (note to self, clean extra ink off the MISTI cover before stamping again), so I turned them into a design element by adding more ink to the MISTI cover and strategically placing more smudges to create a background for my abstract blooms ... a happy accident.
To bring in the textural element of the shutter in the background, I scored lines after stamping. Sentiment is from AltENew Label Love. Bling is from Eyelet Outlet.
It was the perfect opportunity to finally ink-up my Strange Bird ... I wanted this stamp set for a long time, and then when I finally got it, it has taken me months to ink it up (story of my stamp stash sometimes). I do adore this goofy bird.
I started my card with a scrap of rejected watercolor paper from my stash that I had sprayed with several shades of brown ink and some metallic gold splatters. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color my bird in neutral shades of brown.