Special Day...Happy Day...
We need a birthday card next month for my husband's brother-in-law, so LRW's #488 Boyz II Men challenge was a great opportunity to creatively add-in Inspired By's #63 Dish It Up prompt with photo image and a provided sketch image if you want to use along with UYS #350 Stitching--Real or Faux.
Little Red Wagon #488 Boyz II Men post for link-up=
Use Your Stuff #350 Stitching--Real or Faux post for link-up=
Inspired By #63 challenge from Laurel Seabrook Designs link-up=
and a new addition to the IB challenges--Laurel is sharing a sketch design based on the photo prompt that you can use but aren't required...I was definitely inspired by this one but I didn't do a literal interpretation of it=
a. for UYS= fake stitching around the large circle and the darling circle embellishing with a super long length of black thread...a nod to the stitching theme
b. for LRW= no soft pastel colors; no flowers or ribbons or anything fru-fru
c. for IB= my nod to the dishes are the many round shapes; colors of green, white, and blue
d. sketch= I added the large circle for visual interest then instead of 2 columns of same size circles I decided to have nesting type sizes and to layer up
e. 3 of the papers are in my new March 2019 CKC blog kit and the others have been in my scraps bag or leftover paper from previous CKC kits; and they all started out in my 100 PPC's 2019 starter kit
a. green watercolor/mottled base cardstock and 2 of the white and blue patterned papers = Colorbok
b. pale blue stripe paper and blue on cream dot paper = The Paper Studio
c. other papers = ?
d. the washi/paper tape strip = Dear Lizzy/American Crafts
e. stamp and gold metallic ink pad = Hampton Arts
f. shamrock sticker = ?; bought last year
g. black thread = from my sewing basket
I love how this all came together! The colors, mix of prints, nods to the challenges make this an interesting birthday card for anyone.
Crafting in the USA heartland,