Happy Thursday everyone! Wow, it's a double challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary--CCMC158 will last for two weeks and includes a color challenge AND a sketch challenge. Choose one, choose both--more options for your creativity!
Combining both the color and sketch challenges into one card, made everything come together easy-peasy!
The sketch is a square card so I made a 5x5 card featuring some textured Basic Gray cardstock and a large scalloped Pumpkin Pie circle. My Circle Scissor Plus easily cut a nesting circle of Very Vanilla and So Saffron for the focal image. I used post-it notes to cover up the bottom third of the circle then simply sponged Pumpkin Pie ink above the line created with the post-it notes. The forest of pretty pines from Plant Hope was stamped twice in Basic Gray.
In place of the brads in the sketch, I wanted a few birds in the sky. I tried hand drawing them but they just didn't look right. So, do you know where my birds came from? Believe it or not, they are in the background of the Sail Away stamp! Yep, I inked just the birds with a Basic Gray marker and stamped them twice onto my circle.
I planned to use Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon but it looked plain on it's own, so I stamped it in Basic Gray ink with the Woodgrain stamp for a little interest. I wrapped it around the card and added an Antique Brad and some basic pearls along with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
I used a little more Very Vanilla inside along with some Pumpkin Pie designer patterned paper, just a touch of First Edition designer paper and one of my favorite sentiments from Word Play.
So, will you play along with us? Two challenges, two weeks--combine the challenges or do them separately--we just hope you'll join us! Be sure to stop by Create with Connie & Mary to see what the rest of the design team has to inspire you! Have a great day!
stamps: plant hope, woodgrain, teeny tiny wishes, word play, sail away
paper: basic gray textured, very vanilla, pumpkin pie, so saffron CS; first edition DSP; brights patterned DSP
ink: pumpkin pie, basic gray, so saffron
xtras: antique brads; basic pearls; circle scissor plus; scallop ribbon border punch; scallop circle die; very vanilla seam binding ribbon.