Crafty creations created by all the inspiration I find around me. It may come from Operation Write Home (OWH). They have AWESOME tutorials, sketch challenges and Weekly Throwdowns, the list of inspiration goes on for that group of talented artists. It could also come from a Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, or an Our Daily Bread Designs(ODBD) challenge. There is a new Challenge blog Words 2 Scrap By I intend to play along with as well... Anything that floats my boat at the time.
I learned to pay attention to the sketch with this card. Let me show you what I mean...
Here is the sketch:
and here is my FIRST card
I originally stamped right on the design paper, but thought it looked awkward, so I added another layer.
Here's the SECOND version:
Then I realized this card didn't have all the elements of the sketch.... I had forgotten the border strip behind the circle in the sketch.
Here is my THIRD version:
I used smaller polka dots because the large dots just looked weird with all the layering. Maybe not to you...
The elephant and circles are from Birthday Bash page 38.
I cut the elephant at 2 1/2"
I cut the circles at REAL DIAL SIZE Blue:2 1/2: and red 2 3/4"
The circles on the elephant page were related to the Card/Tag for this cut, and sometimes they don't come out the size I want it to unless I use REAL DIAL SIZE.
So that is how my card evolved.
The third version is going to be entered into the FCCB sketch challenge.
I tried a stamp today, which is odd since I'm a Cricut gal, but I used February's Peachy Keen stamp of the month set to make this cute mailbox. I don't have any markers, so I used watercolor pencils and blended them with a little water. I'm thinking of getting some Spectrum Noir markers because I'm not sure how serious I am in coloring. And Copics are way too expensive.
I'm off to see what everyone else has made for the challenge,
I finally bought the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge!!! I know it's been around for a while, and may seem like old news to you, but it's new to me and has become my new favorite cartridge. I coupled it with Peachy Keen stamps to create this cute card.
I CASEd the card from one I saw on Pinterest. The ice cream sundae came from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge. The faces are from Peachy Keen everyday faces stamps.