For the CAS(E) this sketch challenge #120 I actually made 3 cards as a proces.
I ended up with this on on the left as my entry.
Bird and background are coloured with distress inks.
My first entry also looks a lot like the sketch, but I changed the orientation, then when I placed the sentiment I kinda felt like I messed it up, and that I had stepped away from the sketch too much.
Alos don't like the little blue shadow that grounds the bird.
In the card above I just placed him on the border, so it looks like it's standing on the white.
This first card didn't feel CAS enough to me.
I moved on to this image, orientation as in the sketch, sentiment, as in sketch, splotchy background added to the image, because there is no way I can cut that out!
I made the background splotchy by adding watercolor whilst using the heatgun to dry the paper, so the drips don't get the chance to fan out, if that's the right technical term ;-).
Torn the edges and mounted it with foam tape....
better, but not it either.
The third card to me is more CAS and mor elike the sketch, although I changed the placement of the sentiment (again), just because the bird is looking up. The Speech bubble might be a little cheesy, but I liked it. 3 gems to make your eyes travel across the card.
For more info on this CAS(E) this Sketch challenge, see this