Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #104 - Love You Lots
I love sketch challenges. Serendipitously we have a sketch challenge hosted by Kath Ricks at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. As you can see, the sketch is very versatile. Actually I didn't change it much for my card, as you will see.
Basically, I loved the layout just as it was and didn't even think about flipping it directionally. The only little "tweaks" I made were to change it from a square to a more standard rectangle and also to change the oval to a circle. Little things.
I had wanted to use the little love-bugs from the Hostess Love You Lots set for quite some time and the timing was perfect. With Valentine's Day around the corner, what could be more perfect than the two love-bugs, the new Lace Doily from the Occasions Catalogue, the Falling Petals embossing folder, and the wonderful Ruched Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon, all thrown together into a romantic little card?
I used the Heavy Whisper White as my base and then added a layer of Crumb Cake and then an embossed layer of Sweet Sugarplum. I stamped and coloured the little love-bugs before fussy-cutting them to mount them on a circle of Serene Scenery DSP, die cut using the stitched circle framelits. The lace doily behind the circle really adds a touch of romance, don't you think? To make the ruched ribbon stand out against the Sweet Sugarplum background, I backed it with a piece of the new 5/8" Burlap Ribbon.
To finish the card off I added three little red Glimmer Paper hearts to the upper left side. I hope you'll check out the cards created by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.