I am submitting this card for three different challenges this week - A Spoonful of Sugar, Just Magnolia and Stampin' for the Weekend.
The challenge for A Spoonful of Sugar is hearts. In addition to Tilda's little heart cookies and the little hearts on her shoes in the image, I used a heart to stamp the sentiment on, a couple of heart brads and a heart charm.
The sketch for this week's Just Magnolia challenge is shown below. I did add a couple of flowers to the upper right corner, otherwise I followed the sketch pretty closely. For the image I chose Baking Tilda. I cut the image out and popped it on top of the oval, which I edged with distress ink. I scallop-punched the horizontal strip and added a polka dot and sheer ribbon over the top. The flowers are made from various sizes of daisy punches and layered.
Finally, the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge this week is a color challenge - chocolate covered strawberries. I used deep pinks and browns.
I can usually whip up a card fairly quickly, but this one took me quite awhile. I spent a lot of time layering and blending the colors in my image, then just playing around with different elements until it looked right. I am very happy with how it turned out.
Stamps: Baking Tilda (Magnolia); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Paper: Pink cardstock (DCWV); brown cardstock (scraps); DP - Bohemia (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities (Spellbinder); primitive heart die (Sizzix); daisy punches (Marvy); scallop diamond border punch (EK Success); ribbon, brads, heart charm
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" square
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