Thursday, July 5, 2012

Freshly Made Style

I was still feeling kind of blah about my OCC card from last week, and I thought the best way to get out of that stamping funk was to play some challenges for fun. The three I chose to combine are Stampin' Royalty's color challenge, the layout from Freshly Made Sketches, and the challenge at SUO Challenges to use a bird.

I looked through my stamps and considered the bird options - in the end I chose a set I haven't pulled out in quite a while, Elements of Style. Um, yeah, I fudged the layout somewhat and probably veered past CAS with this one, but oh well! Things happen that way sometimes...


I hadn't done any out-of-the-box cutting in a long time so I gave it a try with this image. I gave the flowers just some shading with the daffodil marker. The Baja Breeze strip was an experiment in texture: textured card stock, a strip of the ribbon border punch, and an overlay of seam binding. I really like the effect. I used the Fancy Fan embossing folder for the large layer of Very Vanilla, and then added pearls and a sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired hostess set) to finish it off.

Sigh, fun time is over and I have to go get some (paying) work done. Boo hoo! I'll see you back here on Saturday morning with the latest fun challenge from the OCC team!

6 comments:

Jen said...

This is beautiful. The colors and texture really draw the eye. I like your layered and be-ribboned Baja Breeze layer. I'm filing that trick away for a later date! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

This is just beautiful!! I love, love the colors here! So glad you joined us at both SUO Challenges and Freshly Made Sketches!

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

These subtle colors are so lovely and you interpreted the sketch just beautifully including the birds for the SUO Challenge! Thanks for joining with the SUO Challenge Design Team this time around!

Jen Sannes said...

What a gorgeous, elegant creation! So many wonderful details! Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

Deb Hoekstra said...

Lots of wonderful details on this card. Love the soft feel. Thanks for sharing with SUO Challenges.

Ann Schach said...

Such a beautiful card! There are so many fabulous details! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!