Wednesday, November 11, 2009
MMSC Fruit Stand Flower
I have not participated in the MMSC in a couple of weeks. To be honest, the last few sketches have scared the bejeebers out of me! I really thought there was no way to compete with the talent I was seeing on Priscilla's blog. That is a seriously awe-inspiring DT over there! I know that it's not a competition; but we all know that we judge our own creativity even if no one else does. There were just so many different elements and layers to the sketches that I just didn't feel like I could make anything that would do the sketch justice. I took a gander again this week and decided that this one seemed challenging but at least doable for me, so I decided to take a stab at it. There were a lot of layers with this one as well; but they were easy layers to work with; and truthfully I probably added more than the sketch called for...how's that for irony! Since there were so many layers this time, I didn't measure each of them. I can still give a general breakdown of the card however. I started with a standard size Close to Cocoa base. Next, I added a layer of Blush Blossom which I ran through the CB with the Swiss Dots folder. The two purple colors in the card are Perfect Plum and Pale Plum and the last color I used was Not Quite Navy. The Blush Blossom piece in the center behind the image is actually stamped with my favorite background stamp, "Fine Lace"; but it's hard to see in the photo. I stamped the main flower image, which is from SU's retired "Fruit Stand" in Cocoa ink and then used my blender pens with Stampin' Pastels to color it in. I added the buttons and the prima flower as the final decoration to finish the card. I know the orginal sketch calls for an additional element in the lower left corner; but I just couldn't make it work for my card, so I opted to leave it out.
So, there were are. I was pretty pleased with how it all turned out. I hope you like it as well. Since today is a holiday, there'll be no crafting for me as I intend to spend the day with family and friends. Therefore, I won't have anything to share again until Friday. Until then, have a great day!