It was a gorgeous day and it was so nice to emerge from my Craft Cave, where I've been hibernating all winter and go for a walk with my hubby! I could see the world starting to come alive again: crocuses blooming, birds singing, trees budding! Glorious! I'm not sure March can be trusted to deliver what it promises, but it's even nice to be teased a little! March definitely came in like a lion, so hopefully it's going out like a lamb!
For Friday, I have a new As You See It Challenge to share with you. It is a sketch challenge and here is Amanda's sketch:
An interesting one, for sure! And I decided to play along with the Global Design Project's Thank You Theme Challenge this week as well:
That left me without a colour palette, but I decided to go with pastels, Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz!
Here's what ensued:
- For the stamped background panel, I tried the Watercolour Wash background stamp in Pear Pizzazz, but it was far too large for the panel and using just part of it didn't work right. Then I remembered the You've Got This stamp set. It has a smaller cross-hatched background that was a good size and added just the right texture to the panel.
- The Calypso Coral script background is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.
- I wanted a tag wider than two inches, so it could be wider than the vertical piece of So Saffron, but our Tag Topper Punches only fit 2" pieces. Instead I die cut a banner with the Banner Framelits and slipped it into the Scalloped Tag Topper punch even though the edges are too wide. Once I punched the top, I trimmed off the excess bits on each side with Paper Snips. This paper, too, is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.
- I finished it off with some Calypso Coral and So Saffron flowers, die cut with the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies, and the sentiment, from One Big Meaning was embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Calypso Coral and punched with the Washi Label Punch.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
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