Hello Friends!! Welcome to another awesome Paper and Such challenge. For this week's challenge we are sponsoring The Ribbon Carousel! That's right, double sponsorship for this challenge! There is a P&S Gift Certificate for one lucky winner!
We are challenging you to create a Valentine with non-traditional colors. Think it's easy? Well...I know that I definitely struggled a bit with this one! I went to my mix and match scrap bin, as opposed to going to the scrap bins that I have organized by color, and just stuck my hand in and pulled something out.
Here is my creation using the random scrap that I started with:
The sparkly plaid is the piece that I grabbed at random. So I started with that as my jumping off point. But before I continue, I must say that my inspiration for this card shape as well as the circular layer came from my darling friend Joanne. She's a constant source of inspiration for me and many others.
I used corrugated cardboard to add to my circular layer and then a bit of zig zag stitching underneath the beautiful sentiment from THIS set. It's one of my very favorite quotes of all time. I stamped it on watercolor paper with black Momento ink.
I layered the background papers, stitched around the edges and added corner brads. I chose a piece of chipboard, coated it in Brilliance Rocket Red ink - which actually looks orange/gold when inked, coated in clear embossing powder and heat set. I added some Tim Holtz tape onto some light blue cardstock and backed my chipboard panel for added dimension.
To my main panel, I added a dangling, metal rimmed tag onto which I added a steampunk-esque metal embellishment with a copper brad. Lastly I added three loops of Grosgrain light blue ribbon to my main layer and adhered it on with three dimensional foam adhesive.
To complete the interior, I used more random scraps combined with my Sweet Stack Die from MFT. I used my Wild Rose stamp to embellish my center panel.
I anchored the sides with two tiny copper brads. I stitched the edges and adhered everything down.
I do hope you come join us for this super fun challenge!! Thanks so much for popping by today!!