I did something a little different the other day. Well, at least, it was something I've never done before.
I wanted to participate in a sketch challenge put forth by the Paper Players. Not having any specific image in mind, I -- here is the different part -- reached into the drawer where I store all my Stampin' Up! clear mount stamp sets, shut my eyes, and randomly picked one.
The set that came to hand was a beautiful Hostess Set, Bloom With Hope.
This loose interpretation of the sketch challenge is what I ended up creating:
I had great fun with the flower. In planning to do an emboss resist technique with it, I embossed the image in elegant gold, then used Sponge Daubers to add varying shades of blue to the petals and warm colors for the center.
When I finished, the flower was just not prominent enough for my taste. The fix came as the result of adding a little Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker on the petals and Calypso Coral in the center.
The end result then was a more stand-out flower that is still elegant because of the gold embossing.
Here is the sketch upon which my card was based:
So, anyway, I call this a Random Act of Creativity. Do you ever find yourself choosing a set and/or image randomly like I did for this challenge card?