I’m delighted to share with you today the card I have made for my first GDT post with Love To Scrap!
The challenge this week is “BINGO” – simply pick a column from the grid below and make a project that includes all the elements listed in that column…simple, eh?!
I choose the final column for my project, so I needed to include purple, brads, twine, embossing and any sentiment. My image, Emmilou Boo, came from one of this week’s sponsors, Lacy Sunshine, who are offering 3 images for the winner of the challenge! In addition, there is also the chance to win 3 images from the challenge’s other sponsor, The Stamping Chef!
I coloured Emmilou Boo using Pro-Markers. I hadn’t thought about the lack of straw coloured markers in my collection….so I ended up spending a good while patch testing a variety of colour combos! In the end I settled on Mustard, Tulip Yellow, Pastel Yellow and Putty, but to create some texture I tried my hand at Pointilism, putting down dots of colour rather than blending the inks. I’m not 100% happy with the grass – I picked the colours in daylight, but it was late by the time I coloured and the end result is slightly more neon than I’d hoped, and not really in keeping with the pastel colours I’d used in the rest of the card, but on a positive note, I like the texture that the different shades of green have made! Can’t win them all, eh?! Stickles for the dandelion clocks and a glittery purple frame finished the image off.
I was originally planning to base the card around the curent sketch over at Crafting When We Can, but I couldn’t find an element for the top corner that I was happy with – I tried a few options, but they either made the card feel to cluttered or they looked insubstantial. For the base layer, I have embossed some white cardstock using a freebie flower folder that came with a magazine, then blended some Dusty Concorde Distress Ink and mounted it on a pearlescent purple Bazzill cardstock. The next layer just uses half a doily, mounted on the same cardstock.
The flower border is from the Silhouette Online Store, cut from a darker shade of purple cardstock. The sentiment was created in Silhouette Studio, edged with Distress Ink, backed by some glitter cardstock and secured with a purple flower brad that has been living in my stash for a good few years, along with the butterfly beads, which I have secured using twine.
I have to confess that I had pretty much finished the card and was running through the list of required elements when I realised I’d missed something off – it went something like this “purple, check; embossing, check; sentiment, check; brad, check; twine……..ooops!”. Luckily I was able to take the brad off, add the twine and butterflies and pop it all together pretty easily 🙂
I’d like to ente this card into the following challenges: