Here's the current Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, and it's a dilly! Anya really tests the cardmaking mettle sometimes!
I had no idea where I was going with this one (and perhaps you can tell!) so I cut some strips, embossed some, chalked the Caged Bird Cuttlebug Embossing Folder birdcages and just kept going until I got something that resembled a card.
The sentiment and birdie are WMS stamps. I placed the sentiment under an epoxy label I picked up at the dollar store years ago. The decorative paper I used is the same vintage. I am making good on my New Year's resolution to use some of the stuff that's been neglected in my craft room. And look - not a gem or other extraneous bling to be seen! The simplicity of this card and the soft chalking just seemed to be opposed to further embellishment.
Give this sketch a whirl and see if you found it as challenging as I did!