I enjoy crafty time the most when (in no particular ordrer):1. Everyone else is still sleeping, including the dog, and the house is unbelievably quiet. I talk to myself in my head and things seem to come together.
2. I have a female companion where I can bounce ideas off of, enjoy bridge mix and have adult conversations.
3. My two boys are extremely interested in making a card and I can see their thought process, actually, hear their thought processes as they talk aloud as to what they like and do not like.
The above card was created when #1 was in effect. I used the sketch from Page Maps and the inspiration photo from Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. Don't blink. Yes, this is my attempt at shabby chic/vintage. I enjoyed adding details such as crochet lace and red rhinestones and coloring with my markers.
The below two cards where created by my boys when #3 was in effect. It was a fun time. They made cards for their Grandma and Bumpa. Perfect for the Simon Says Summer Holiday Children's Challenge. Each of them insisted on taking their own photograph for their cards, please excuse the quality. Cole (age seven) chose to make a card featuring a monster truck after seeing some "tire track" stamps. Chase (age four) asked Grandma what her favorite color was and proceeded to color in the bats with pink.
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Restoration Collection) Crate Paper
Stamps: (Falling for You, Vegtastic) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Chestnut Roan Chalk) Colorbox
Fiber: (Crochet Lace, Linen Burlap String) May Arts
Embellishments: (Red Rhinestones) Michaels, (Silver Rhinestones) Basic Grey
Other: (Markers) Copic
The Monster Truck card features You're the Man from Practicing Creativity Designs and Grunge from Skipping Stones Design.
The Batty in Love card features Falling for You from Paper Smooches, Garden Wishes and Grunge from Skipping Stones Design