I found this great card sketch on the Always Playing With Paper blog the other day. I used the Lawn Fawn sunflowers and die cut for the flowers and leaves. I used my new set of watercolor pencils from Derwent for the flowers and leaves. I love the intense colors. I added the gingham banner, a smaller word banner and a scallop accent required for the Sugar Sketch Challenge #SPDSS46. I added a tiny heart and a twine bow for the final touch. Now that I have the pieces figured out, I think I will make a few more for special friends.
Making a few birthday cards has been on my to do list and I wanted to create a card using a few new elements. I had seen a few cards that use die cut flowers and figured I would give it a try. I die cut some pink circles from felt and patterned paper. I even found a matching pink button. I used the die cut and word stamps from Hero Arts for the Happy Birthday. The colors were nice and springy! Hope my friend likes it! I am sure she will.
I thought the color challenge from Always Playing with Paper Color Challenge #64 posted on the blog was a great combination of colors. I used one of my favorite Penny Black stamps to create a card using blue, navy blue, lime and gray. I colored the stamped image with Tombow markers, added some accent torn paper accents. The word tag was added using May Arts twine which is one of my go to accents. Might try this color combo on another project.
I have been working on some inventory for my craft space at Jubliee Junction. I wanted to have some spring projects and nothing better than bird nests and bird houses. I had to create the eggs from paper clay as I could not find any tiny ones for the projects. I have used the wooden frame for another project so I knew AC Moore would have them and for the price they are great. Stop by the shop to pick up some of my hand crafted gift items.