Friday, April 18, 2014
I've mentioned it before that I enjoy participating in challenges and always have a few that I return to time and time again. Lately the projects I've been working on haven't met any challenge criteria, so I've had to sit out and since that's no fun, I decided to do something about it. I'm playing along with the April sketch at Life.Paper.Scrapbook. and also linking up with the Stash Busters over at Two Peas in a Bucket.
Spring is in full swing in my neck of the woods and it's been a great motivator to grab my camera, go for a walk, and see what's blooming. The multi-photo sketch from LPS was perfect for some of my spring snapshots and I stayed pretty true to it. In the spirit of using up my stash, I pulled together several papers and got to layering. From bottom to top, I used Crate Paper, Echo Park, American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, and Pebbles.
The combination of papers is quite different for me, but I think with the dark brown wood grain paper, it works. I inked the edges of everything, which I hadn't done in some time, and also used some sequins. I wanted to take advantage of the heart cross stitch design, but worried if I tried to stitch it, I'd wind up tearing the paper. I instead chose to thread the design in the style of string art and did it to a couple of punched butterflies as well.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)