oh the challenges… this sketch has so many possibilities. Once I stared at it for a while with a few of my MFT stamps close by the layers started to unfold. First came the woodgrain, next the word CELEBRATE. Of course I had to shadow it with some gray ink before stamping it in black. Then the greeting below. I actually sampled quite a few different choices, finally landing on a die cut word LOVE. The hearts mirror the tiny dots on the sketch, complimented by a swish or two with my Wink of Stella pen. Done. Happy with it? yes. 🙂 Well, almost. I cut around the letters of the word that came off the edges of the woodgrain before I mounded it on the card front with foam tape. Done now? Yes. For sure.
Try your hand at the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #265, leave a link in my comments so I can come by and see what you made.
What I like about Cath’s new blog is the freedom the create as you’d wish, I invite you to check it out and enjoy the creative ride she’s sure to take you on — Hip & Hooray.
Cath’s first inspiration piece…
My project, I was a mix of ideas. I’ve been wanting to use some feather files on my Silhouette, then I saw a gift my daughter had made for me many years ago… a dream catcher. So I created my own cut files and a different kind of birthday card was born. I love the idea of making and giving something that can be hung and/or displayed. But being made out of paper, the recipient doesn’t need to keep it forever. Just long enough to spark a smile. I don’t ever want to burden anyone with the idea that they have to keep a handmade item forever. Keep it only as long as it inspires a happy thought.
Simple speaks to me for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #212:
Peter Pan: my own Silhouette file
Greeting: my own computer & printer
Embossed Scallop: SU!
Here’s another for Moxie Fab. The challenge called for classy and elegant, with a little bling. I was so star happy that I decided to make an ornament too, it’s really just a bunch of stars(12 to be exact) with each point bent and glued to the next. I like these colors for Christmas: Kiwi, Pacific Point, black and white, feels clean and sharp. What are your favorite holiday colors right now? What do you think the big trend will be this year?
Today’s Moxie Fab Challenge is Vintage/Sabby Chic. Did I hit it on the mark? Kinda, I always struggle a little bit with this style, I haven’t really found my “flavor”. A little non-traditional with the colors, burgundy, baby pink, white, ivory and kraft. I used alot of layering and textures, I even sponged the edges of the paper! Now that’s going ol’ school.