Well, I wasn't quite sure what to do with myself today, but I was itching to make something. I cruised the web, and found a colour challenge at Embellish Magazine. The challenge was to use turquoise, brown, kraft and orange, and to include ric rac. Unfortunately, I didn't have ric rac in any of the colours they were asking, and I got carried away and forgot to make some with my cardstock, so this won't qualify for their challenge. Regardless, I am loving the colour combo.
In any case, I used this week's WMS challenge sketch again, because the ribbon sunflower really isn't doing it for me. I will give it to the friend it was intended for, because I know she will love it, but I knew I could do better.
Here we go!
The sketch, once again:
And my card:
As has been the theme this week, I used the Say it With Style set from Waltzingmouse. I sound like a broken record, but I love these stamps so much that I almost avoid using others - I try and think how I can use these ones instead! So I stamped the bottom of my easel card with the border in the set, then used the sentiment and a little accent to tie it all together.
I am just in love with these paper flowers. Could they be any easier to make? If you've never tried one, I strongly encourage it - all you do is punch some circles, scrunch 'em up and hold them together with a brad. For the ones on my card, I didn't have text weight paper in any of the colours called for, so I used some right out of my printer. I cut out my circles, then sponged them with orange, turquoise (Baja Breeze from SU!) and Vintage Photo distress ink. I am really really happy with how they look. And can you tell that I am currently hooked on putting buttons on EVERYTHING?
For the lacy border on the bottom of the easel, I used my MS punch on some white cardstock, then sponged the same orange as my flowers. Added some ribbon and bling to tie it all together.
I feel much better about my challenge submission now!