I played along in this week's mojo Monday sketch challenge which you can see here. I didn't participate last week, so I thought it was the perfect way to get my creative juices flowing. I thought it was a super fun sketch!
I chose to use my Flower Patch pattern paper from Making Memories. I thought it paired nicely with the new "Miracles Blossom" stamp set from Verve. I love coloring the flowers from this set, cutting them out and then popping them up with foam squares. I did the same with the flower pot. The sentiment is from the older "All About You" set that I can't seem to get enough of! The images were stamped with Palette Noir and then colored with Copic and Prismacolor makers. I added some diamond stickles to the tulips for some sparkle.
I thought that this layout was calling for some zig-zag stitches so I added a few of those on the main panel and on the horizontal strips. I already had some pink thread in my machine from a sweater I was repairing, so it worked out perfectly. The sketch called for a rounded bottom, which I did by adding a couple of silk flowers I picked up at Hobby Lobby a week or so ago. I keep pulling them out to add to my designs, but they haven't been the *right touch* until today. Some of the other *touches* to this card are because they are covering crooked or smudged areas! LOL! What is a girl to do? I wasn't about to start over!
All in all, I am pleased with the results and I think it captured the *feel* I was going for; Soft, Springy with a touch of vintage!
Thanks for fluttering by!
Stamps: Miracles Blossom and All About You by Verve Stamps
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic and Prismacolor markers, Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper: PTI White, Flower Patch by Making Memories
Accessories: Sewing Machine and Thread, Silk Flowers by The Paper Studio, Ribbon from Michael's, Linen thread by SU!, foam squares, buttons from my stash, glue dots, sponge