Well, it's been a long time since I've posted...the holidays were wonderful, but now it's time to get back to crafting!! My time is also taken up with lots of craft room cleaning and reorganizing and selling of unloved items...with limited time, it's hard to fit in the actual crafting and posting with all the extra other "meta-cardmaking" tasks! ;)
Ok, enough blah blah...getting right to the cards for this month's Mojo Monday contest...here's the sketch:
I combined it with this weeks Play Date Cafe challenge...
I had a really hard time finding just the right colors for the Play Date challenge...amazing that with all the massive amount of cardstock and patterned paper I have, I had a hard time matching these colors! They are quite unusual, I've decided...but very pretty. I finally found the colors I was looking for in my October Afternoon 8x8 paper packs, Thrift Shop & Fly a Kite. Once I had the patterned papers chosen, I decided to just use cream cardstock (I mean, "vanilla") to complete the sketch. I feel a little bit rusty after not crafting at all over the holidays (we were gone this year for the entire vacation)...but for my first try of the new year, I'm fairly happy with the way these turned out.
...and a variation of the first...
If by chance anyone happens to comment on these, I'd love to know which one of these cards you like better and why...thanks for looking! :)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla textured (SU!)
Patterned Paper: from Thrift Shop collection - "Collector's Item", from Fly a Kite collection - "Sprinklers" (October Afternoon)
Stamp Set(s): Love Deepens (Verve); Fillable Frames #4, Beautiful Blooms #2 (PTI)
Ink/Colorants: Sage Shadow (SU!); Crystal Blue, Black, Juniper (CTMH)
Embellishments: Pearls (CTMH); Flower, brads (Making Memories)
Tools: Fillable Frames #4 die, Beautiful Blooms #1 dies, Tag Sale #5 die (PTI)