Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

HIMCR 341 any holiday week theme challenge

Happy Easter

with Adorable Animals from Pickled Potpourri Designs, the prize sponsor for #341 at HIMCR

and at Hiding in My Craft Room #341 (get all the details on participating):

The PPD animals were just perfect for creating an Easter card for this challenge's theme of "Any Holiday". I thought about making ATCs so I could put them in a 9-pocket sheet protector page but some of the creatures were about the same size as an ATC and I didn't want to make them any smaller than 2" x 3". Essentially I made a 9-grid diagram to frame and present as a home d├ęcor gift (if I don't get tempted to keep it for myself!).

Getting started I assembled these items from my supplies:

There's a sketch layout design I decided not to use as well as not having the animals in a circle or oval shape. I took the time to carefully trim around every animal after coloring. With the paper selection, I didn't use the vibrant orange or the mosaic edged paper but went back to my supplies and went a different patterned route for going down the middle of the tic-tac-toe format. As you see, the proof is shown that crafters can start with one game plan but then it can quickly get re-routed.

The cross and Jesus are foam stickers that aren't that thick to make using a regular photo frame work for this.

And some close-ups to see the coloring details better:

This week's rain makes me think that spring is almost here but in north central IL we've got a ways yet before it truly comes. We can still dream and plan, though! Until next project, Becca


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