And then I saw the photo inspiration challenge at the Card Concept and I knew what I wanted to put into that sketch design:
I began with a base of Smoky Slate and then for the "a-kilter" layers decided on Basic Grey and a piece of light woodgrain designer paper. I stamped a bird on one small square of Very Vanilla and a piece of a farmland image with pumpkins on another small square of Very Vanilla. I put each on a thin matte of Basic Grey and then lightly coloured areas with my aqua painter and So Saffron.
After mounting everything I knew I wanted a little something more to balance the card and so sponged leaves in the lower left and upper right area using Basic Grey. Then I added the die-cut "thanks" and the card was finished. My inspiration from the photo was a combination of the colours and the textures. It is in the style of a Clean and Layered card.
I hope you'll visit the two challenges and check out the wonderful cards created by their respective Design Teams.