Friday, April 22, 2011

Design challenges...whew!

When I saw Simply Scrapping Crafts' Sketch Challenge for this week, I got excited because it perfectly matched a card that I was already working on. 
(I know what you're saying: "Excited? Really? You're a big dork, Mary." Whatevs. Don't judge me.)
I kept thinking this needed another element, but since the background is so busy, I decided to go with it and just leave it as it was. The PP is Basic Grey, the sentiment and the butterflies are from PTI's Round and Round Collection. (I know I use that a lot. I LOVE IT!) Everything else is from the ol' stash.

This week's Friday CAS challenge was to incorporate paper piecing into the design. I am not typically a paper-piecer and I don't have a lot of stamps that lend themselves to that technique, but I did what I could do, deciding to make a bookmark (or a tag) instead of a card. 
The doves (from Inkadinkadoo's Good News set) are stamped on a PP scrap (Basic Grey, I think) and embossed. The flowers and leaves are from SU!'s Botanical Blooms set, and are cut out veeerrryyy carefully.The BG is colored with a Copic.
I know the pic is a bit overexposed. It's a gloomy day outside and I'm impatient. Again, no judgement. ;)

Hey there everyone, just a thought: While you are celebrating whatever holiday suits your fancy this weekend, please take a few moments and look around, and appreciate the gifts we're received from Mother Earth.
And please, please, give Greetings and Thanks to Each other as People.
Be Kind.

1 comment:

Dana said...

LOVE this bookmark!