What a week!! I have been beyond busy this week at work and at home. I'm having a hard time getting in my creative time. To top it off, I have to work tomorrow. Yuck! So it's been even more important to try to combine challenges whenever I can this week. I managed four again with this one - Roses on Paper, Mojo Monday, A Spoon Full of Sugar and Cute Card Thursday. Yea!!
Roses on Paper is not a challenge I do often. I think I've only done it twice before. The current challenge is a color challenge - pink, green and yellow. In addition to meeting the challenge theme, participants are required to stamps from specific lines - Magnolia, Sarah Kay, Rachelle Anne Miller, The Greeting Farm or Alota. For the image I chose one of my new stamps from The Greeting Farm - Flutter Anya. I chose the Basic Grey Two Scoops paper as my starting point for the colors. That particular paper does have all those colors. Unfortunately, in the piece I cut, the yellow got covered up by the image.
For my layout I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch, which is pictured below. I had to move my circle piece to the left so it wasn't on top of Anya's head. I probably should have made the card a 5x7 to give myself more vertical space, but I always figure these things out after I have everything cut and half of it glued down. However, in my defense, one of the DT members moved her circle to the left too, so I think I'm okay. :)
The theme for this week's A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge is butterflies. Of course the little cutie Anya is a butterfly (although I thought she was a fairy when I ordered her). I also added a butterfly embellishment, which I made with my Spellbinder butterfly die and some gems.
The fourth and final challenge for this card is Cute Card Thursday. The theme for that challenge is quotations. I chose one of my favorite butterfly quotes to go with the theme - "The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." It's kind of an elegant sounding quote for such a whimsical card, but I like it anyway. I printed the quote on the computer and cut it out with my circle Nesties.
Thanks for stopping by. I guess I better get some sleep so I'll be nice and refreshed for my Saturday at work. Yippee...Have a great weekend!
Stamp: Flutter Anya (The Greeting Farm); quote is computer generated
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Rouge Chalk Ink (Colorbox)
Paper: Light pink cardstock (unknown); yellow cardstock (Archiver's); dark pink cardstock (Club Scrap); DP - Two Scoops (Basic Grey)
Embellishments: circle, scalloped circle, square and scalloped square Nestabilities (Spellbinder); butterfly die (Spellbinder); clear and pink gems (unknown); clear flower gems (Jesse James Dress it Up)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" square
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