Sunday, February 15, 2015
Anything But a Card Challenge 44-Friendship
It is week three of ABAC Challenges Friendship theme and my turn to share. There has been a wonderfully creative showing from the team this month and I hope you stop by and check them out! I have to admit that while this theme has so many options, I really struggled with coming up with something. My brain kept going back to a Valentines style of project, but other than cards, I don't make many things for Valentines Day. My inspiration hit when I was looking for a stamp set for a birthday card and I saw Blooming With Happiness. I have used this for wedding and shower projects, and actually forgot about the friendship sentiment that came with this set until I saw it. I decided to make another page for my art/quote journal using the umbrella and the sentiment.
It was a dreary wintry day when I made this and I think this led to my unusually bright color palette. I must admit that looking at this page makes me long for the beautiful spring colors that will be making their appearance in about a month!
I used a heart and a dot mask to create the background. The umbrella and sentiment were stamped on a scrap piece of very vanilla card stock, and I colored the image with melon mambo and daffodil delight markers. Dazzling details and crystal effects were added to the umbrella. I pulled out a remnant piece of pink organza, cut small square pieces, stacked them together, and randomly snipped the edges to make my tattered bloom. A green glittery brad holds the layers together. There is also a bit of the organza behind the panel with the image and sentiment. I also added some pretty flowers (a gift from Hippie Aud), and a few leaves created with a MS punch.
You still have a few days left to join us in our Friendship challenge; I hope to see your project linked up with us! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Project Recipe: Paper-very vanilla, green from stash bucket, Ink-memento tuxedo black, melon mambo, daffodil delight, Stamp Set-Blooming With Happiness, Accessories-dazzling details, crystal effects, pink organza, paper flowers (Hippie Aud), polka dot and heart masks, MS leaf punch, assorted retired SU brads