Friday, January 6, 2012
Irish Blessing for the New Year!
Good morning everyone! I'm here to share a card I made featuring the CR84FN45 Color Challenge colors and Jen Shult's deconstructed sketch . This is my first challenge entry of the year and I'm excited to see where 2012 takes me, creatively speaking! I love the main colors of medium blue, orange and yellow and I paired them with one neutral which is black. I did flip the placement of embellishments but otherwise remained true to the sketch. The butterfly represents "new beginnings" and since we are in a new year I thought it would be nice to reflect that on my card. Here's the CR84FN45 photo which provided inspiration and our main colors for this challenge.
I layered several pieces of paper and distressed most of them for some texture. The base starts out with yellow then I added blue and black (neutral) and chose an orange houndstooth dp by MME that I love. I die cut a border from yellow cardstock and to add a homemade touch I "stitched" a border around the two main panels and stamped the Irish Blessing onto the main image. The stamped sentiment is from Verve's Blessings set and I loved it when I saw it as the quote in the CR84FN Color Challenge photo. So nice to have it as a stamp and I love Verve's stamps for just this reason, so many awesome sentiments and sayings.
Okay, that's all for me today. I feel like I am still in recovery from the holidays and hope to have more energy next week. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope each of you have a wonderful weekend. Two more things, I'd like to welcome to a new follower to my blog, Jenna, and wish my dh and his Tigahs good luck in the upcoming bowl game on Monday. GEAUX TIGERS! Note: I popped back in to edit this post and include the CR84FN photo graphic, seriously I am NOT a morning person. :-(
Stamps: Blessings (Verve)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Fly A Kite Lime Twist (MME), cs
Accessories: Die-namics Faux Crochet Border (MFT); Mini Stitch Doodle Dot (Crafter's Workshop); Que Sera Sera Die Cuts (K & Co.); Bright Large Gemstone Stickers (MS); Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Wildflowers (Prima); black gel pen