the kitchen sink: something to get excited about

All week, I’ve been kind of in a funk. Tired. Okay, exhausted. And every time I pulled out my crafty goodies, I had to sadly put them away because I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m definitely having one of those weeks! I managed to get my mom and my sister’s Christmas cards finished, but I’d already come up with the designs for those, so mass producing them wasn’t exactly a stretch. Thank goodness — I’m not sure I could have handled a creative challenge!

“Why not take a creative risk and see if it works out?” — Wil Wheaton

Today, I was determined to make something, but I probably still would have given up. And then I saw this post over on Wil Wheaton’s blog. (Yes, I {heart} Wil.)

The result? This card for the Everything But the Kitchen Sink sketch challenge. I didn’t stray too far from my standard “look” even though I used the sketch as my starting point (yup, there’s a focal point, an offset ribbon, and a button). Overall, I’m very happy with the way the colors and patterns work together with the sketch to create kind of a bright, homey, fall greeting. Love it!

recipe: stamps: Autumn Blessings (SU) + Autumn 2009 Tags (PTI); cardstock: bermuda bay textured (SU) + watercolor paper (SU); patterned paper: Nook & Pantry (BasicGrey); Ink: Chocolate Chip + Old Olive + Pumpkin Pie + Really Rust + Ruby Red + So Saffron (all SU); fibers: Summer Sunrise topnotch twill (PTI); buttons: dark chocolate (PTI); tools: Coluzzle Cutting System (provocraft) + Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

6 thoughts on “the kitchen sink: something to get excited about

  1. Travelingmama says:

    I love what you did with the challenge! I’m hoping to find time to play with the sketch too. I love the cards you made for your mom and sis too! So cute! Hope you get some rest! Hugs!

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