Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

PPCCB 372 using Bugaboo beautiful blocks thank you image

Thank you...We've been blessed

Recently my husband and I were gifted with an oval wooden kitchen dining table and 3 chairs with an additional drop leaf table from a buddy's father-in-law's property. The f-I-l passed about 3-4 weeks ago and we've just been back in our repaired home about 6-7 weeks now. Last August we had a house fire that destroyed about 40-43% of our structure and wiped out about $19-20K in personal property. Even with homeowner's insurance, it's been a struggle juggling everything financially because we've also been battling health trauma and drama that's taking its own toll upon finances, time, and energy. We've truly been blessed with receiving these furniture items! Out of another's sorrow, we were gifted immensely! The least we can do is give them a nice hand-made card: look here to get all the details that started today 3/21/2018

Half of the design team picked from a selection of Bugaboo digital images to make inspirations for blog readers and my design team card image is from Bugaboo. The other half of DT is working with the other prize sponsor, Digi Stamps 4 Joy. Use the PPCC blog post link above to see what the crew has made.

getting started--I've selected most of my key papers I want to use, my hand-drawn sketch of the layout to follow, tracing stencils, etc.

The digital image has been colored and is waiting to be cut and then mounted on peach stripe designer paper that will be stacked onto a bright yellow print paper.

This odd shape is a stencil from Folk Art Decorative Icons stencil set from Plaid. I've used this oddity often in the past 2-3 months. "Blessed" is part of a stencil page from a Bible Journaling set from American Crafts.

my inspiration for the card layout is this sketch suggestion from page maps; it was shared with the Facebook group 100 Pattern Papers this week and I wanted to modify it for this long vertical digital image

a. colors were deep teal or pine green, teal green, red, red-orange, peach, yellow
b. the sketch suggestion showed several stacked circles behind the fruit elements so I've got a partial flower petal moved to the right side and partial butterflies side by side for the far right "scallops"
c. The base card is made from Watercolor Rainbow Cardstock from Colorbok
d. 4 of the designer patterned papers are from Colorbok
e. the peach stripe designer patterned paper used on the front behind the digital image and also used on the inside panel behind the stenciled sentiment is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
f. the digital image was colored with a combination of markers and colored pencils 
g. the digital image was colored with a mix of hues for both flowers, blossoms (orange, red, red-orange, and pink), and stems (olive green, pine green, and teal green) with a blue colored pencil lightly shading the sky area and also surrounding "Blessed" for the inside sentiment
h. Love the results and hope our neighbor friends from 3 blocks over like it, too!

Crafting in the twisted weather and seasons of the Midwest, Becca


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