I had intended to do something totally different with this sketch, and had made my ink blended stencil for the circle (which you will see down the road!). I was looking for a sentiment to put with it, and pulled out my little drawer of "unfinished cards and pieces." As I was going through it all, I noticed several elements that would fit together! Everything I needed for today's sketch was already cut or colored, included the checked background and the separate circle. So all I had to do was arrange it and make a card base! Kind of a fun way to go off in a different direction, while using things right on my desk.
Another fun part was seeing all of these different products from different companies coming together to make a fun, mailable greeting for a friend:
Card base and circle: Core'dinations Canvas CS (American Crafts)
Patterned paper: Echo Park Coffee 6x6 Pad
Flowers: Picket Fence Studios Flowers for Picking
Sentiment: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips/Die
Whimsy Stamps Honeycomb Pattern Die
The little bees are from some die cuts I had in the drawer, but from an unknown company.
I think I would like to add some sparkle in the flower centers with rhinestones, so I may add a few of those later. What do you think?