We're celebrating Earth Day at Jingle Belles ... which means we're asking you to re-use, re-purpose or re-cycle something for your card.
Last year, I bought a box of envelopes at an Estate Sale, and when I unpacked the box at home, I discovered several vintage holiday cards that had been received by the owners. I re-purposed one of those cards into my design for this week ... don't you love those fantastic colors.
The layout is the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I even recycled the back of the greeting card (which was the perfect coordinated shade of aged ivory) by using it to stamp my sentiment from Mistletoe Kisses ... with a little big of holly berry bling.
I started with a blue lacy background to bring in the color of the table cloth in the picture. Next, I used one of my cherished Papaya! Art Muses stickers for my oval element in the sketch layout and then added some big bold blooms. Papers are DCWV Magnolia Way Mat Stack.
My husband and I are in the exciting (and a bit stressful) process of buying a new home. That also means we're in the process of selling our home. Our realtor has *suggested* that I turn my studio back into a dining room ... which means at this point, about half of my art supplies are packed-up in the garage for moving.
This also means that my creativity is going to have to get a bit more *creative* over the next few months as I find ways to craft with the supplies I still have at hand.
I wanted to join in the very first Poppy Sketches Challenge ... my first thought was to use a border punch (all packed away) or maybe some decorative scissors (packed away) ... so instead I just used a single flower, with a cool metallic brad that I've hoarded for way too long.
I love these colors together ... they are all over my studio (now my dining room). I decided to feature a combination of Cosmo Cricket word stickers that I found inspiring (and that were on my dining room table) ... doesn't everyone have stickers on their dining room table?
There's a great sketch at the CD Sunday Challenge Blog this week. I wanted to use these adorable floral images from the Makey Bakey Everyday CD-ROM ... which meant I ended-up with a BIG card (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" to be exact). That's okay thought ... because it will be a big bouquet for Mother's Day.
I don't usually scrapbook, but I do always check out that section of the craft store to see what I might be able to repurpose for cardmaking. One of my favorites are cards made for using with Project Life-type scrapbooking. They are perfectly sized to be the focal point on a card.
This sketch is sponsored by Pickled Potpourri Designs, who provided the Designers with digital images to use to create our cards.
I used a digital image called Tulip for my design. I did a bit of digital paper piecing using yellow & orange digital papers, and then added additional color using colored pencil blending.
Instead of a doily, I used a champagne pearl flourish and added lots of fun sequins and an epoxy flower. The Mother's Day sentiment is from Crafter's Companion Friends and Family ... because Mother's Day is the perfect time to send a bouquet through the mail that will never wilt.
My cardmaking mojo seems to be on Spring Break this weekend ... I've been trying to make some birthday cards, but the first few didn't even make it to the photo booth. This one did, but all of the white on the background makes it look a bit overexposed.