Wednesday, 17 August 2016
WWC81 - It's a Good Day!
It's time for another challenge and this week it's being hosted by Gail Allen. I love colour challenges and the colours which Gail chose work beautifully together. The hardest part of the challenge was committing to just one project. Yes, that's how much I loved the colours.
Aren't they great? I had a lot of things in mind, including a pretty sunset, etc. But in the end I couldn't resist using the adorable little frog from the Hostess set, Love You Lots, again. What can I say? He makes me smile.
I decided to try a technique I've seen used on several cards over the past few months. One cuts the front of the card apart and leaves a gap which one connects with a narrower shape, leaving a visually very distinctive card. For mine I began with a base of Heavy Whisper White which I cut to 4 1/4" x 7 1/2" and then I cut another piece measuring 4 1/4" x 2". I scored the longer piece at 5 1/2". To link the 2" piece at the top of the card with the 2" piece that was all by itself, I cut a piece of Heavy Whisper White using the largest of my Banner Framelits, but kept it to a shortened 4 1/2". That is what I used to link the two front pieces together.
I combined a number of stamp sets for my card. The umbrella is from the Weather Together set, the grass is from the In the Meadow set, and the sentiment is from the Best Birds set. I've already mentioned the frog. That is definitely my favourite Hostess set this year. Because the umbrella had to have a reason for being there, I decided to create a nice, bright sun using the Daffodil Delight and Peekaboo Peach, cut with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits and pieced together. The floral background comes from the 2016-18 In-Colors Designer Series Stack and is perfect for this happy little card.
Like I said, this frog makes me smile. I hope you like him, too. Don't forget to check out the wonderful creations by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. And then, think about linking up your creation for us to enjoy.
I have two grandsons who insist that frogs are "cute and cuddly" and so, bowing to their expertise in these matters, I am linking my card to the SUO challenge which is for "cute and cuddly".