Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Monday, June 15, 2020

TCCC blog no 245 Things with Wings theme challenge starts 15 June 2020

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!! My heart's sad to relay that this will be my last DT commitment for The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!!! It's been a tough decision but personal, professional, and crafting/blogging commitments have been a bit crazy for awhile and I need to free up some time in my weeks ahead. For the last 6-7 months I've been on 5 design teams of challenge blogs and while there were several different deadline commitments sometimes personal issue or teaching assignments/grading collided with those. So I'm actually quitting 2 of the 5...but enough of that. Onto happier stuff...

TCCC blog #245 Things with Wings theme challenge
2 sponsors: Dr. Digi's House of Stamps (I'm using his "Octavia the Ostrich" digital image) and
Scribbles Designs Challenges

Keep Your Head Up! card=


Prize and DT's digital images sponsors' address links are located on TCCC's blog posting so make sure to check that out. Also take a look to see what images the other DT members are using and how they were inspired to use them.

Some more cropped scanned pics of the card:

The ostrich digital image was printed on a creamy cardstock and then I reduced the circle stencil I had by about 3/8" so that I could get a bit of a margin of base card visible. It's outer edge was distressed and inked bright blue. The circle was lifted up with round adhesive foam tabs.

The alphas are from Webster Pages. I debated about whether or not to use the gray for the word 'head' and then decided to do it but still thought they didn't contrast enough against that checkered paper. So I used a bright blue marker to fill in the openings and then put a gold glitter paint on top which gives a green/teal look.

Other challenge blogs and/or Facebook groups where this card's photo or posting will be shared=

a. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; papers/cardstocks; lettering; accents like gem dots and glitter flower; ink/glitter paint; digital technology & printing

b. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in FB

c. Not Just Cards challenge blog; June 2020 monthly challenge started 11th; anything goes theme

d. CKC blog and FB community group; I used several elements from my June copy-cat scrapping kit to make this card (dotted patterned paper; checkered patterned paper; peachy-orange glitter flower accent; the gem dots used as the center of the glitter flower)

CKC blog link/most recent posting:

CKC's June inspirational kit came from a curate collection called "Wonderful World" from CLIQUE Kits=

2 snapshots from my copy-cat kit for June 2020 CKC that I titled "Nature's Splendor in Petals and Wings" (I was thinking more butterfly wings rather than Ostrich wings!!!)

Above: the peachy/yellow/orage glitter flowers are next to some blue/teal ones; the gem dots are under the puffy stickers but mostly got cropped out and hidden

Below: several papers with browns and blacks were added in order to help ground the kit's color palette; so I chose to use that dotted paper and the checkerboard paper from the kit to contrast with the vivid blue for the card base and the light creamy off-white cardstock for the image focal

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S

last DT commitment for TCCC blog...Thanks Cass and Alex along with the other DT members for being a wonderful creative group of encouraging crafter/bloggers!!!


  1. What a fun card Becca - love that image and how you have used it.
    Stay safe


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