Friday, 4 June 2010
sketch and stash sketch for this fortnight and uses up a lot of old and neglected stash – the background paper (K&Co) was from the first ever 12x12 paper pack I bought back in 2005 and the toppers were a prize I won about 2 years ago! This also fits with the least and most favourite colour challenge from Crafty cardmakers… I like most colours, but really struggle with the dull grey end of the spectrum, so the grey background to the little scene I have made with the toppers and the slightly greyish overtones of the background paper are my least favourite and my favourite is red! The card also uses various metallic things (mostly incorporated into the toppers) so it fits with the Metal madness theme from Magical Crafts.
Sketchy Thursday design. I decorated the basic grey background paper using stippling effects in distress inks, stamping two different leaf patterns (Crafty Individuals) in two colours of distress inks, stamping little dragonflies (Hero Arts) in another colour, punching out two size of flowers from the basic grey contact sheet (waste not want not!) and cutting out some insects from an old book I rescued from a tip. The big flower is a mixture of prima (the bottom layer put through my Cuttlebug) and punched flowers and so counts as a handmade flower for the Scrap and Stamp challenge. The page is entitled ‘Insect’ so fits with the wild things challenge from MTTC. Finally this page was made in response to the Scrap it with a song challenge. This weeks song was I hope you can dance and the line I chose to depict is incorporated into my journaling (in italics), which reads ‘You spent ages watching a tiny little insect crawl along this piece of wood – I hope you never lose your sense of wonder in the world around you’. Have a good weekend everyone.