This month's My Inky Friends Design Challenge is a sketch, inspired by the birthday card on page 85 of the 2017-2018 annual catalog. This is a fun sketch to use as a starting point, because there are so many creative possibilities! Remember it's okay to reverse a sketch or turn it sideways, so you have lots of leeway for creativity.
I wanted to use a stamp set that I got to pre-preorder as a perk for attending the Stampin' Up! OnStage event earlier this month. (That's one of the many perks of being a demo!) Anyhoo, I just adore the new Sitting Pretty bundle, which has lovely detailed Framelits to go with the stamp set, so today I chose the ornate wrought iron bench.
I can just picture a cozy little nook in my garden, with cement pavers and a potted plant beside the bench. And, because it's my garden, grass growing between the pavers, LOL. At least my favorite visitor came by to chirp "Hi!" I colored him with Night of Navy Light and Calypso Coral Light Stampin' Blends. I get to see these little guys every day outside my craft room window!
That linen-look background DSP is from the new Nature's Poem pack that will be available starting June 1st. Lots of pretty paper coming soon, but don't forget the paper that is retiring, too. Some things are already sold out!
I hope you will join our sketch challenge this month. I'd love to see what you are inspired to make! The challenge ends May 11th, so you have a couple weeks to get your design uploaded and linked on the My Inky Friends blog.