Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

HIMCR #349 third Saturday of the month surprise theme to be cutesy

Meet Me At The Flower...

that's the name of the focal image from Oddball Art Stamps that is the prize sponsor and provider of images for the design team at HIMCR #349 challenge with a theme of "cutesy"!

I'm not sure if this is cutesy as much as it is the colors and mix of patterns and shapes!

The backside of the marble tone cardstock was left white so I just used a scrap section to offset the graph grid index card that has a message I sketched, outlined in markers, and then filled using colored pencils. Some more of the 'cute' decorative tape used on the front was added under the inside message.

This is the badge for HIMCR. Each week of the month is a different theme. Third week has been designated as "surprise" and the blog owner, Laurie, has picked the characteristic "cutesy" to be that surprise theme. To find out how to participate, when the deadline is for the challenge, see what the other design team members created for your inspiration, and about the prize sponsor use this link to take you to the newest post announcing the new challenge=

This image is the sponsor identification badge for Oddball Art Stamps. They provided 3 images for the design team to use this week and they have a great prize gift for the challenge winner.

My thinking of you card was based on this sketch design from Let's Get Sketchy from February 2012. I turned it 90 degrees to the right. I added more zig-zag points, switched direction on the section shown under the 3 dots and then only used about half the shape. Decorative tapes are substituted for some of the papers/sections down the middle. Instead of half of a flower, I hole-punched 2 holes and threaded lots of different colored cording as another way to repeat the cheerful mix of hues.

close up of the image...I used a black gel pen to add upper eyelashes for the ladybug but it looks blurred when snapping photo on cell phone. I used violet colored pencil for the butterflies' eyes to help them contrast with the 2 blue tones and gray used on his wings.

Left side

Right side

Card propped up to show inside message from different viewpoint

And how this all got started with base card and background paper with decorative tapes ready to go. Boxed notecards have been upcycled/recycled as patterned paper and a title for the cover. Only a small section was used of the notecard that has stripes on one end and scattered dots over most of it. And then 'hello' was fussy cut in order to allow the base papers and tapes to not be totally covered up. This also allowed me to glue the 'o' closer to the second "l" to save about 1/4".

I just love this cheery card full of color, patterns, and interesting angles. Maybe it is cute?!?!!!

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