Ok, I tried to do this sketch 3 times....and I didn't really like any of them. I thought I was getting better at putting patterned papers together, but for some reason I just couldn't do it today! Grrrr.... I decided to post one anyways, mostly because sometimes we just have to live with the fact that we aren't perfect! Ha! The silver lining is that I am now done my Easter cards though! YAY!
So, I of course did Mojo Monday because I am trying to make a pattern for myself! I started with Neutral card stock as the base and mounted the last piece of my polka dot paper from my Costco pack. I am slowly but surely getting that scrap bin down to nothing - I swear!!! I used Creative Memories orange and white mini dot paper for the bottom piece and mounted it on some blue card stock from my DCWV Jewelled Textured Stack. It tugged at my heart strings a bit because this was probably one of the first pieces of paper I ever got when I started scrapbooking. I got it from an ex's mother in Australia when I was travelling there. She suggested I get some paper and she gave me a really nice book to put my pages in. She told me to collect stuff like shells and admission stubs while I travelled around Oz and to make a scrapbook on my way. I did and although it is VERY amateur...it's still one of my favorites! :) Anyways...I then use a scrap of green patterned paper for the other background piece cutting one edge with my funky scissors to create a inverted ruffle effect. The carrot stamp I bought at Michael's and stamped it with Jet Black ink. I (of course) embossed it with Stamp-It's Hologram Embossing Powder and colored it in with my Crayola's. I added some yellow ribbon from my Discount Bin Zellers Rolls and three forest green jewels. The "sentiment" (which is a picture stamp to me!) is my Happy Easter basket done in forest green ink and embossed with the hologram powder again. For both the stamps I mounted them on the same blue from my Jeweled stack and I lightly dusted the edges with my Violet Ink Pad.
Hopefully my creative juices are working better for me tomorrow...today was a toughy!
Have a great night, thanks for coming,