G'Day....my gosh it's hot here in Aussie Land Victoria, in the 40's Celsius, not funny, cooling with a fan, just to save the aircon for the worst.
Anyways....my brain has been tickling me to create something for a sketch challenge and finally I had something good in mind.
I started with design paper and using the same block to create the whole feel of same tone design. I put a piece through a embossing folder called (not sure I think it was my first Tim Holtz folder. is he just not the greatest creative designer, wow love his steampunk and grunge designs, just fab).
The folder reminds me of a brick wall and the design paper matches to a tea. Next thinking hanging leafs and I got new leaf die cuts (MPress) and I cut out all three using matching tone colour and one same of the brick look.
I then used the sentiment from Cloud9Designs (simple thoughts - memories) and stamped on same tone design paper, cut around the edges with my new Victorian edge scissors and sponged with vintage sepia (Versafine).
I love the sentiment, goes with butterflies that I wanted to go with the theme. From a cocoon they turn into these beautiful butterflies, just perfection. I then punched out small butterflies in one tone and another darker tone to place on top to create depth, dimension and shadow on the piece.
Then I positioned elements according to the sketch. Then started think, put on card base or leave as is, but I have more design paper to match, looks like the size of a small canvas that I have reused. Hmmm. Tried out the size, fits and trim with the Victorian edge scissors to match with the sentiment background, then sponged the edges with vintage sepia and a bit inwards, looked too much plain.
Finally placed all my beautiful butterflies and adorned them with silver glitter. There you have it, in my opinion, a very neat and similar toned design, ready to hang on my wall.
I would like to enter my canvas into the following challenges :)
STAMPlorations - bi-weekly sketch #3
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes challenge #52
Addicted to CAS - code word - die cuts
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Embelishments
Wow, couple of crafty designs so far and another design created earlier in the week for a very grateful turn as a Guest Desiger on a blog on the 20th of Jan, so stay tuned....
Cheers from a very hot Australia ! MONIKA