Hello friends! How's your Monday going? The nice thing about Monday's is that there are 4 more days in the week for it to get better. And your reward for perseverance is the weekend. Who am I kidding?...I loathe Mondays too! Are your weekdays just a count down to the weekend? It's like the weekend is the destination and the Weekdays our journey....one big scenic route one that is too often taken for granted. My crafting can get like that....I'm so focused on the end product that I don't spend as much time focusing on the steps that got it there in the first place.
This card for the Sketch Girl Challenge and Embellish challenge was a journey for me. I stamped and stamped and stamped this scene until I got it exactly as I wanted it. First, I played with the stamps then finally got to a 'prototype' scene and then did it for real keeping and getting rid of techniques or elements that I used in the draft.
The Embellishment colours are very vivid and I thought I could shy away from it and pick toned down hues or I could just go for and pick the brightest colours I have. So much fun working with those Dandy sun rays. I haven't met a Practicing Creativity Set I haven't liked. Since January I haven't run out of ideas on how to use them. I haven't gotten the latest set "For The Love of Dots" yet having a stricter budget but it's definitely on the wish list. I was going to add bling and sparkles to the sun but it really took away from the natural scene I created. There is embossing for the clouds, the raised dandelion, and the sentiment. I've got an angled shot here that shows it much better. Lots of dimensionals and paper piecing for some detail. At the risk of sounding proud, I'd have to say this is one of my favourites. Probably because of the amount of thought and work that went into it.
I realize that black and kraft weren't in the colour selection but white really was too bright and I just couldn't bring my self to make pink, blue, yellow or green dandies. The selection colours are the main focus of my project though and I'm willing to bend the rules just a bit to make a better piece.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my work. Happy Crafting!!
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade dp (SU!), Night Light Louie dp (Oct. Afternoon)
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories: dimensionals, black embossing powder, white embossing powder, 1 3/4 circle punch (SU!), 1" circle punch (EK success)
Stamps: You're Dandy (Practicing Creativity Designs)