Friday, March 23, 2012

Frame Nature

This week is really rolling by.  One of things I really love about being on a design team, is the challenges. Challenges as in working with creative sketches, limiting what you use, or color combinations.  And, sometimes I even challenge myself.  This week, over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday, the talented Patrice has given us a great sketch.  But, I also wanted to see what I could do with minimal supplies.  FYI, not using half the stuff in my craft room, is 'minimal supplies'. {smile}
Here is Patrice sketch:

At first, I was considering using a butterfly instead of a flower.  You know, something different and interesting.  But, I just couldn't get it to work.  Oh well.  As for the matted center square, I was having a problem getting that to work, too.  I was having a bit of a struggle.  
So, I started with the paper.  I wanted to use a paper I haven't really used, in that, I still have all the paper. I love the black/cream color combination, so I selected Timeless Portrait.  The graphics in this collection of DSP, is really pretty.  So, I selected a large and a small print.  Then, I looked through my stamps to see if I have something that 'matches' the graphics in the Timeless Portrait DSP.  I grabbed the Frame It stamp set, and loved how this frame looked with the paper.  Now, I needed a sentiment.  I love the font in the You're Cherished stamp set.  But, I still had the problem with the object at the top right corner.  And what would I put inside the frame?
Well, I made my own flower sprig.  Which I just love how it looks.  Looking through my stamp sets, I came across Nature Walk, and saw the butterfly image.  I have a weakness for butterflies and birds, and they do make me happy.  So, I stamped the butterfly inside the frame.  I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out.  Take a look, and let me know what you think.

Continue on with this blog hop, and see what Tammy F. has created, using the same sketch.  Take care.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Lovely card!! I love these colors together! You did a great job of making everything work!