Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Variations on a Sketch--Part 2

Today's variation on yesterday's sketch is...heavier. Yes, it's visually heavier than yesterday's cards. But the monochromatic approach helps the busier design retain its fresh, CAS feel.

The sentiment placement just wasn't working where it was in the sketch, so I moved it up and picked a sentiment with a cursive first word to rest on the top of one hexagon while the rest of the words run over the design. The random-ish pearls were added for a bit of interest...subtle but pretty, and their randomness balances (hopefully) the tidy hexagons.

I really like this card, but I really didn't like making it. Lining up all those hexagons was a pain and took longer than I would have liked.

Just call me lazy.

stamps: PTI Happy Hexagons, Botanical Silhouettes
ink: VersaMagic
paper: PTI white
accessories: half pearls


  1. Lazy - no way, Susan! I'm lazy - I would never attempt to line up rows of hexagons. Seriously. Your card really is a beauty.

  2. It might have taken you longer, but I love this card! I will be CASEing it - just saying....

  3. I just want to say that I really like your card. I have this stamp set and have been searching cards on-line for inspiration. Yours is one of my favorites!

  4. And you know, I love the way the "just" of the sentiment just snuggles perfectly against those hexagons.

  5. I'm a big fan of hexagons and am hoping they will overtake the use of butterflies (ha!). The sentiment is ideally placed. A great interpretation of the sketch. Just lovely!


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