Sunday, July 26, 2015

Creative Blooms Journey Sketch Challenge...

Hello stamping friends,

Today I'm back to share the card I created for this month's Creative Blooms Journey Sketch Challenge #FSJSC6.
I decided that I wanted to use some new printed paper from the new journey collection.  Sooo...I closed my eyes and plucked a piece of paper out of my stack of 6x6 cuts.  WOW!  I pulled out a crazy fun color combo...complete with flying feathers!  Journey Basics Brights Printed Paper is SO FUN!  This pattern would draw the inspiration for my card so I just sat down and started cutting scaps to design the layout.  

I don't usually have a plan for what I'm going to make, I just sit down and wing it..Well, winging it really took control here on this card!  LOL.
As you can see, I took inspiration from the pennant pattern on the sketch and decided to mimic the feathers on the printed paper.  I doodled some tiny feather shapes (onto Pool Play and Whip Cream cardstock) then fussy cut them and scored them in the center to add some dimension.  After they were finished, I worked on the white stamped panel.  I stamped the dove (from Faith Plan SS-0193 out of stock at this time) in Pool Play ink (very lightly) so it wouldn't overpower the design.  I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice ink.  
When I was laying the Black twine across the top of the card in "banner-like" position like the sketch, I realized I liked the twine in a loose formation instead, taking on it's natural curves.  I just added two or three drops of liquid Journey craft glue to hold it in place.  When the twine was set in place, I attached the "feathers" with dimensional squares.  The tiny pearls came next, then the doodling on the feathers with some Journey Glaze and Sparkle Dust to finish it off.

It's been a difficult summer for my family and several families I'm very close to.  Some very special people have been called HOME recently and I think this card is such an inspiration to me and I hope to all those who have lost someone special.  Life IS fragile...Cherish every moment!


Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry