OK, this was HARD! But N@ and I started blogging and following each other at about the same time and I just LOVE her uber-cool style, so I felt I had to at least give Retrosketch #16 a good try!
N@'s original card used the colours of the rainbow, so I went with that (the one thing I felt comfortable with!) I just kept opening up my stamps and seeing if I could find something that would fit into this design. One of my favourite elements on N@'s card is the piece of cardstock wound with twine or thread. Such a clever way to add interest and texture. I tried to echo that with my big bolt stamp.
One thing I'm noticing here (having used mostly new SU! inkpads) is a certain 'graininess' to the ink coverage. Not sure about that. Have you had similar experience? Could it be the outrageous heat? (Apparently today (Wednesday) it's hotter here in Toronto than in Honolulu!)
ETA - I got a Retrosketches Shout Out for this one!