I guess I really can feel a little bit proud to be chosen among all the beautiful entries that came in for the 14th challenge :)
What's next? They say, First come the duties, then the fun. So, after some learning and housework, I had a little time to be creative during the weekend. And the new sketch-challenge was a perfect pattern for my cards.
For the first card I've chosen this super-cute lion by Slovene illustrator Jelka Reichman. I remember how I adored her bright, playful scenes in my childrens' books and magazines when I was little, and I still love them today. Her motifs seem so full of joy and playful innocence :) Looking at this lion, it seems like he's laughing, and even blushing!
In the background, I added a punched brown paper that reminds me of a tree (I see on the photo it looks like black, but it's brown actually), a few leafs, and clouds. Since the plain white clouds looked a little boring, I painted their border with coloured pencils. The setting of the card fits the cheerfulsketcheschallenge, and as it's meant for a wonderful colleague of mine who happens to be lion by zodiac, I add the card for a last-minute entry at craft-alnica's "Something for boys" challenge. The card also matches the alphabetchallenge "M for men only".