I have had a bit of a creative drought in the last couple of weeks. However, I have totally re-organised my craft room and added more usable creating space with some new furniture, so that I can have all my commonly used tools close at hand. I sorted through heaps of stuff and ruthlessly disposed of anything not adding value. It is very cathartic and I'm pleased with the result, so hopefully it will lead to more output in coming weeks.
However, it is time for Merry Monday #49 and this week it is a sketch challenge. Lots of scope with this one, so please join us this week as I would love to see what you create. Here is the sketch:
For my card, I have rotated the sketch 90o as it worked better with my image. I really like this cute 'Marci' digi stamp as it typifies Christmas in Australia where sundresses and flip-flops are the order of the day. It is nice for a change, to be able to use a 'summer Christmas' image and it is fun to colour as well. The great thing about a digital stamp is that you can adjust the size of it before printing, which I have done here.
I have matted the coloured image on DSP from the Print Poetry Paper stack. To make it easier to work with I have used my glue stick to mount it on another oval cut from cardstock before popping up both layers. The Ticket Duo Builder punch got its first use together with the new Occasions Paper Piercing Pack to create the sentiment ticket and I hand cut the mat.
For the inside, I have kept it really simple, using more DSP from the Print Poetry Paper stack with the tree from the 'Scentsational Season' stamp set, given by a lovely friend for my birthday last year.
|Stamps||Sunny Christmas Marci Digi (not SU), Scentsational Season, Joyous Celebrations|
|Card stock & Papers||Bazzill White Linen, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, In Colour Pattern Stack, Print Poetry Paper Stack, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper, Xpress-IT Blending card
|Ink||Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
|Accessories||Pink Seam Binding ribbon (not SU), Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
|Tools||Ovals Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals,
Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Merry Minis punch pack,
White gel pen, Glue pen,Copics, Early Espresso marker, computer, printer
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