With school back and sports resuming last week, I was unable to play along with last week’s Global Design Project which was a colour challenge due to time restraints. I just had no time! This week I was determined to play along with the #GDP006 and it just happened to be one of my favourite styles of challenges… A sketch challenge. Although, when I saw the design, my heart skipped a beat and not in a good way. When I saw the design, I immediately thought that it wasn’t my style, but, once I had thought about it, I calmed down and let my mind wonder. I was going to make this design work for me! I have had opened pack of our Timeless Elegance DSP sitting on my shelf for almost as long as it’s release and I haven’t dared to cut into it. It is just to darn pretty! I’d pull a sheet out, look at it, embrace it’s loveliness and then pop it back in it’s packet and put it back on the shelf, deeming it to stunning to cut up. Until today! I knew that it was time for my trusty Paper Trimmer to meet my Timeless Elegance DSP and the results, even if I do say so myself, are gorgeous. But, how could I go wrong when I had such an amazing array of papers to start with right?!
I wanted the Very Vanilla and Basic Black colour palette of the Timeless Elegance DSP to ‘pop’ and be a stand out on the card. With this in mind, I teamed it with one of our 2015-2017 In Colors, Watermelon Wonder. Even though this is a fairly bright colour, it doesn’t take away from the paper.
Earlier, I had also been playing around creating some flowers with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits and some Watermelon Wonder Cotton Paper from the Cherry On Top Cotton Paper Assortment Pack and I wanted to use one of my flowers that I had created on the card. It made choosing my colours easy as there is only four cotton paper colours in the pack.
Creating the angles on this creation was the hardest thing for me. I usually like everything straight, even and in line… Not today. A corner cut off and I was well on my way. The rest of the card just came together without much struggle. Mostly with elements, accents and embellishments that I had already near me on my desk. My ‘go-to’ items. I did decide though that I wanted to use a photopolymer stamp set for the repetitive greeting element of the design just to make life a little easier and not have to use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Endless Birthday Wishes was a perfect choice.
I am so pleased with how my flower turned out and think it’s the perfect addition to this card. It was also really fun and easy to make and will definitely be making more in the future. Maybe have a few pre-made so they can easily be put on a card when needed. What do you think?
From your favourite Vintage Graffiti artist,