Boy was the Sketch Challenge today totally out of my norm. I must of started this card 5 times with all completely different ideas. Looking at the sketch I just could not get my head out of the flower mode. I never look at the gallery before I finish my card, but today I did and it seemed like so many of them where flowers so I once again put it all away and started again. As I was putting my large scallop circle die cut away I moved the bird and leaves die cut and that is when my final idea popped into my head. After I had cut the leaves away I used the cut out part as a stencil to do some leaves on the background. I had never tried cutting more than one piece at a time but this was my chance. I layered the wing, bird and beak all on top of each other and only had to run it through the Big Shot once! I used the Coluzzle to cut the circles. I cut them both the same size as I wanted more of an offset look than a shadowed one. Since it seems like I just cannot make a card without sponging I had to sponge around the edge of the card, the bird, and the lighter of the rectangle panels.
|Stamps: Stitched Background|
|Paper: Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, Res Riding Hood Patterns Designer Paper|
|Ink: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip|
|Accessories: Big Shot, Birds w/ Leaves & Flower Die, Coluzzle, Large Scallop Circle Die|