Yahoo! It's a long weekend. I'm going to celebrate by making cards. Who's with me?!!
This card is my entry into 3 different challenges:
Basic Grey's Challenge # 2: Colour Combo - Brown, Yellow & Pink
Get Sketchy's Sketch # 4
Pile it On: Challenge # 13 - Circles Spots & Dots (DP & Brads)
It all started with a sketch... OK, really, it all started with blog-hopping and visiting Amy Tsuruta's fun blog - where I saw the GS sketch. I do love working from a sketch, so I thought I'd give it a shot.
The hardest part for me was the colour challenge. I had the yellow and brown - but fitting pink into my layout was tough. I wanted to do a muted, distressed look and the pinks in my stash just looked too 'pink' to work. So I made my own... using Stampin' Up's Pastels, I mixed pink and brown and brushed some on my Prima flowers. The "Promise" sign was too bright, too - so I distressed it by using a brown Staedler marker. Looking at my picture, I'd say that the gold is still a little too shiny. I'll put one more coat on, I think....
Cardstock - unknown from stash; Design Paper - Basic Grey "Mellow" collection (Seasoned & Birch); Image Stamp - Ladybug and Friends; Background Stamp - Penny Black Letter BG; Ribbon - Rusty Pickle; Flowers - Prima; Ink - StazOn Timber Brown; Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Scattered Straw & Black Soot; Brads, fancy pins & Promise Tag - Dollar Store.
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Have a GREAT long weekend!