Monday, October 3, 2011
The clothesline. The clothespin. The pink with the blue background. Something hanging or a tag. The rustic cute feel. That is how I was inspired. I keep thinking about the best piece of advice I've heard in a while from none other than Cristina (paraphrasing): stare at the picture, walk away and then write down what you remember and design your project around that.
Paper Smooches posted this delightful inspiration picture for their Sparks Challenge. I pulled out a really cute bug from Giddy Bugs (although all Paper Smooches stamps are dreadfully cute) and centered my card around it.
The current Wee Memories Challenge also got me thinking before completing the card, as I knew I wanted to incorporate some of my new ore newer to me favorite techniques. I shaded patterned paper with markers and ink, I double dry embossed a panel for added texture and I paper pieced.
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Olivia) Basic Grey
Stamps: (Giddy Bugs, Sentiment Sampler) PaperSmooches
Ink: (Java) Momento, (Fresh Snow) PTI
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Tools: (Woodgrain Impression Plate) PTI, (Die) Wplus9
Other: (Markers) Copic, (Clothespin)