Tuesday, July 20, 2010
WMSC #6 and JUGS #42
A two-challenge card today! I looked at this sketch from Waltzingmouse and had no ideas. So, I thought--when all else fails, go literal. It looks like a flower to me, so I made a flower! I cut several Large Scalloped Circles from nestie dies, stamped them with a background stamp from WMS, and then rolled like crazy to soften and loosen up the paper layers. Then I inked it some more and cut it to fit the shape of the card. My first try at one of these homemade flowers and it was a fun learning experience. I used one of my grandmother's old earrings as the flower center, and a sentiment from WMS, and stitched around the edges.
The color combo came from challenge #42 at Just Us Girls. I loved it, and so decided to play along with my first JUGS challenge (love the acronym!). I can see using these colors together again!
Thanks for looking, friends!
Stamps: WMS--Faux Fun & Fancy Phrases
Paper: PTI--Vintage Cream; stash
Ink: PTI--Enchanted Evening; Versacolor--Marigold; Ranger--Dried Marigold, Antique Linen, & Tea Dye Distress Inks
Buttons: PTI--Orange Zest
Dies: Spellbinders--Large Scalloped Circles
Misc: Button; sewing machine