Here's my take on this week's Clean and Simple's FTL130 Sketch Challenge.
I have been wanting to use this sheet of DSP ever since the UPS man delivered it a few weeks ago. There is a lot going on with this DSP so I decided to tone it down a little and pair it with some Melon Mambo Patterned DSP.
I decided to go with the Happy Mother's Day stamp from the Level 2 Hostess Set called Something to Celebrate. My mother made a lot of my clothes when I was growing up and she taught me how to sew as well, so it was only natural that I think of her when creating this card. If I had a nickle for every time she measured me with a measuring tape, I think I would have at least $100. I am totally in love with the Sew Suite stamp set (#121933w/122009c) and all the coordinating accessories.
I honestly thought this card sketch would be an easy one, but I found myself struggling to bring balance to it. I tried using just a fabric designer brad or a coordinating button, but neither one alone was enough, so I added a lollipop flower that I made a while back with Early Espresso card stock and the circle die #2. I still found myself wanting something more, so I added some pearlized stick pin leaves (by Dritz) that I purchased in the notions department at the fabric store. I was excited to see how well they coordinate with this DSP. Now that it is finished, I totally love this card and can hardly wait until Mother's Day to send it.