Yes. This month was a challenge! I'm not sure if it was the colors or contemporary feel of the photo, but I struggled with this one. I wanted to used some color blending, so I started there, using Pure Poppy and Classic Kraft with a touch of Dark Chocolate. Then I added some Circle Scribbles, layering the colors till I was satisfied. I added a Splat circle in Kraft, and it just looked to muddy. So...I restamped in Versamark, and used white EP. Much better! Then I machine stitched around the edges and finished it off with some white flat sequins. It was all added to a white card base.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
You may realize, that my favorite challenges are Make it Monday and the Color Throwdown... This week, I was able to combine the two! The cheery colors for CTD of pink, orange and green were perfect for my pinwheels, and the breezy cool lettering from PTIs new Bold & Beautiful Sentiments, worked well for my Faux Brush Lettering.
Monday, April 18, 2016
This morning I got ready for work, and realized I went in an hour later today! Yay! It gave me a chance to play this week's Color Throwdown!
Isn't this the cutest picture ever? Makes me want to duplicate it in my home, not just on a card... I had fun using my Quilted Summer stamps for this card. (They hadn't seen ink yet!)
Thursday, April 14, 2016
I fell in love with the softness of Ashley's butterfly card this month.
My first attempt was using butterflies as well, and I just wasn't happy with it. Since I needed a sympathy card, I used Meadow Greens and the sentiment from Painted Petals for my card.
Just clean and simple, which is what I prefer for sympathy cards. I cut stencils from Cardstock, and I've decided the ones you can buy make it much easier! Thanks for looking!
Edited to add my first card...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
I missed last week's Make it Monday challenge, cause work was a challenge... I was determined to fit this week's in, before we head to Mexico on Friday. (We are going to my stepdaughter's wedding at a resort in San Miguel!). Anyway, I was able to sneak a few minutes of crafty time tonight!