Feeling better Friday - a sketch challenge

So the gastro fairy visited our house this week.  Without going into a whole bunch of detail (you're welcome) I have been wary of eating anything much these past few days, so energy reserves have been on the low side to say the least.

On a related but much more positive note, I finished my first book club book in three days.

My challenge card this week is a sketch - one that I came up with based on a card in the current Idea Book & Catalogue.  I think I might do more challenges based on samples from the IB&C as you really don't need to look much past there for buckets of inspiration.

The card I used as a starting point is this one from page 86...


...which I turned into this sketch...


...and in turn, this card...!


Here I used the very sweet Sweet Summer and So Happy for You Sale-a-bration sets, which are two of the freebie stamp sets on offer with your order of $100 for only a couple more weeks!  This is also my workshop make and take for the month :-)

You can see how the final card is based on the layout of the first one, but with a few tweaks, which is the whole idea behind CASEing*.  Sometimes it's easier to turn the original idea into a two-dimensional sketch first as I have done, that way you don't "see" the original card quite so clearly and it can be easier to tweak and put your own spin on it.

I'm off to finalise my swaps for my team stamping night tonight - can't wait to catch up with my gals!  We're doing Easter themed swaps this month, so I will have a whole lotta Easter inspiration by tomorrow!

* What's your definition of CASEing?!  I have heard of two things that the CASE acronym stands for - Copy And Share Everything and Copy And Selectively Edit.  I think either could apply, but which one do you think it stands for, or are there others?  Discuss...

"Sketch Challenge #1 - CASEing page 86" Stamps: Sweet Summer, So Happy for You Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Old Olive Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch