I love it when challenges work together, don't you? Being able to enter one card into two or more challenges makes me feel the card is doing a good job for me. Maybe that's just me, but there you have it.
I really loved the sketch for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge this week but had a problem deciding just what to do with it. Too many stamp sets, too many ideas! Really, having too much is just as big a problem as having too little at times. And then I visited the Friday Mashup. They're having their 200th Anniversary and invited participants to combine two of their past challenges. A visit to their Pinterest collection of past challenges brought my decision into focus. I could do both challenges, using the Paper Craft Crew sketch and themes from the Friday Mashup. I love it when that happens.
The Paper Craft Crew sketch is quite intricate, allowing a great deal of personal interpretation. I decided to use the partial circle as a "peek-a-boo" rather than a layer. And so I cut a partial circle into my background Designer Paper (isn't the brickwork from the Adventure Bound Designer Stack fabulous?) and mounted the bird image from the Moon Lake stamp set behind it using Dimensionals to give it a 3-D effect. Having the sentiment on the skinny banner allowed me to use the die-cut "you" on the square piece of cardstock. The final feather, cut using the Feathers bundle, worked perfectly in lieu of the suggested bow.
For the Friday Mashup I combined FM5 with FM135. For the former I've included a game or woodsy theme along with some woodgrain. For the latter I've included an inspired by nature theme along with a piece of embossing (the woodgrain). They work well together and also worked beautifully with my sketch. A real bonus!
I hope you'll join us at the Paper Craft Crew Challenges so see what others in the Design Team have created using this week's sketch.
Check out the Friday Mashup to see what others have combined for the 200th Anniversary Challenge.