|Cats scatter joy just by being cats! <3|
I'm here with a card I made for the Skipping Stones Designs Sketch Challenge. I am immediately attracted to sketches that have a large circle in them because I have this ginormous circle punch that I LOVE to use (on scraps)!! :) My punch makes the perfect size circle for my plethora of 3-1/2" wide scraps and the circle fits perfectly inside some pretty doilies I have! (Yes, I know...I know... you have seen me do this before, but there might be some newer peeps visiting that haven't! Probably not....but, oh, well.... Ha!)
I started pulling out some scraps and spied this aqua print piece with a bit of apricot in it. Aha....that's what I will do. I began pulling out other aqua pieces, thinking I would go monochromatic. Then I spied some apricot/orangey paper. Wow...LOVE this color combo!!! Scrap bags be hanged....I went right to the shelf where I had a brand-new pad of DCWV paper-backed burlap in spring colors. Oh, yes!!!! (THIS LINK is not the same stack...different colors...but same fabulous product. Can't find a link to the color variety that I am using. Sorry!)
The problem was...it had both the aqua AND the orange color I wanted. Which to make? Which to make??? Why not both? :) Which do you like better? I think I like the one with the aqua burlap better.
I punched two vellum circles and used just the absolute sweetest stamp set that my crafty friend, Karen Ladd, sent me for my BD a couple weeks ago. LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!!!! (THANKS, Karen!!!) It is called Joy by My Sentiments Exactly. I stamped the sentiment and hearts with Versafine ink in Smokey Gray and heat embossed with clear powder. I love that the vellum lets you see the patterned paper behind it, and yet the pale gray stamping still is the focal point.
So with my two NBUS (never before used schtuff) things (the springy burlap and the stamps), I am also entering this in Darnell's NBUS #6. There is only another day or two left to enter, but you know me....why enter early when you can squeak in with an entry 5 minutes before the door slams shut!! lol.... I hope you will join us!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! It is sunny here (for now) in North Central Idaho, but chilly. My outside animals reposition themselves throughout the day like sundials to get the best advantage of any sunny rays. :) Such sweet creatures.
1. Skipping Stones Designs February Sketch Challenge
2. NBUS #6 - "Never Before Used Schtuff" lol...
3. Great Impressions March Challenge - Bunny Hop (Easter/Spring)
4. DRS Designs Challenge #216 - Bling it On
5. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #221 - Anything Goes Family Friendly