This week's Challenge was an easy one....a fairly simple layout, or sketch. The only thing that gave me trouble is that there are a lot of layers (see center of the card) and the section above and below the center for brads, buttons, bows, or whatever else we could think of. I almost left them off and then decided on the largest of the Basic Pearls. For a simple layout, I kinda felt there was a lot going on, but by going with softer colors, and keeping everything relatively simple, it worked for me.....hope you'll agree!
Last Friday, the weather was almost Summer-like...it was a beautiful day and the temperature hit the low 70s. Well, fast forward to this week, and we've had snow 3 times!! I'm so ready for Spring (I think I've said that before, haven't I?!!)....so this sweet little image with the bird and basket of tulips just cried Spring to me. Maybe this will help a bit!!
Everything on this card is from SU, except for the coloring part....I used my Copics. After coloring in this image, I then decided on the background colors. The pink background is Pink Pirouette....which really softened the overall look....I'm loving it paired with Certainly Celery.
To create the central circles and scallops I used.....
1 3/4" Round Punch and layered that onto a circle from the Circles Die. This is all layered onto 2 of the 2 3/8" Scallop punched layers. Then it's all popped up on Dimensionals.
So, there you have it....simple, right?!! Thanks for stopping by today.
Stamps: A Flower For All Seasons
Inks: Jet Black StazOn
CS: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Misc: 1 3/4" Round Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Circles Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Finial Press EF, Big Shot, Certainly Celery Twill (retired), Basic Pearls, Copics
Just a little FYI....
If you are a Copic fan...and I know many are!...you'll be happy to know (according to my "local" stamp/scrapbook store...which is an hour away!!) that "everyone who works for the company is safe and the offices and production facilities survived the earthquake and aftershocks with minimal to no damage." You see, the company that makes Copics is located just outside of Tokyo. It's nice to hear some good news coming out of Japan for a change!