Happy Thursday everyone! It's another week at Create with Connie & Mary. Each week I tell myself that I will try to post to my blog some day other than Sundays and Thursdays but....I'm just not finding the time. At least I'm keeping up with the design teams, right?! This week, Connie & Mary have a fun sketch for us:
I started playing around with the different elements of the sketch and ended up with something totally different than what I had in mind....let's just say that the sketch was an "inspiration"...
It's actually a gate-fold card with the "gate" off-center a little bit. What do you think? An abstract take on the sketch but the elements of it are still there. My base is a 4.25" x 11" piece of Soft Suede, scored at 3.5" and 9". Once folded, it forms a regular A2 sized card. Onto the gate doors, I layered some Calypso Coral paper from the Everyday Enchantment DSP and some Lucky Limeade patterned paper. The focal image is the largest label from Apothecary Art which I colored with Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade ink and a Blender Pen.
I thought the background paper needed a little something, so I stamped the edge of the single stamp, Elizabeth in Soft Suede to frame the center image.
I also used Elizabeth on the inside in Soft Suede. I intended to color in just a few parts of the stamp but once I started, I couldn't stop! I like the way it brings in the Lucky Limeade. I would love to know what you think of today's card. A bit different in style from my usual but once the inspiration started, I had to run with it! I hope you'll be inspired to play along with me and the rest of the amazing design team at Create with Connie & Mary this week. Be sure to link up before Wednesday, March 28th at Noon (EST). Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Apothecary Art; Elizabeth; Loving Thoughts
Ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral CS; Everyday Enchantment DSP; In Color Designer PatternsXtras: Labels Framelits; Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon; Basic Pearls; Scallop Ribbon Border Punch; 1 1/4" Square Punch; Blender Pens