What's your recipe for card creativity?
This question was posed by my blogging friend Lyndal a couple of weeks ago. My response is similar to hers, in that there are usually several ingredients.
- A great sketch:In this case, Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #12;2. A colour combination:Color My Hearts' Dare #51: Bamboo, Desert Sand and one other colour;3. A theme or element that has caught my eye over the past week:This gorgeous postcard image coloured with chalk inks, from a Paper Wishes' "Simply Ann" tutorial.I threw in one of my favorite cutting dies, Lil' Inkers' Stitched Mats-Rectangles, and voilà, this card:I used Desert Sand and Bamboo as mats, on a Colonial White card base. I stamped the butterfly from the retired CTMH set Find Your Style (D1452) in Memento Rich Cocoa, as I intended to colour it with alcohol markers, and didn't want any colour bleeding. I used two shades of Honey marker, then added just a touch of Sorbet for a hint of warmth... (so strictly speaking, it doesn't count for the Color My Heart challenge, but I'm going to link it anyway!).The ribbon is a remnant from my stash.Here it is head-on:I've been seeing a lot of butterflies bursting out of cards on some Stampin' Up blogs, so this is my version--stamping a large image on a too-small base.Head on over to the Atlantic Hearts challenge to see the sketch. You have until midnight next Sunday to link up your version. What will inspire your creation?☀☀☀Happy Crafting,Caroline