There were a couple of challenges I wanted to tackle, and I'll start with a Polish accent. Woo hoo!
A fellow Pole blogger, Mamajudo, has a feature on her blog called Lift Project, which is basically an inspiration/CASE challenge. I've been tremendously inspired by her and many more artists' work (there's a certain, artsy-layered-thrifty style to Polish scrapbooking / cardmaking that really appeals to me) and seeing the current inspiration (a card from Zielonooka, below), I finally succumbed to joining in.
...and my take.
I was seriously tempted to take in every bit of that card. I broke off by using a more vibrant colour palette (while still staying true to pinks), and applying some of my more usual style, which hopefully shows.
We've got Glitz Design papers / epoxy words here, dies from Spellbinders and Poppy Stamps, a Cosmo Cricket chippie, October Afternoon die-cut sticker and some washi. Plus, some pretties from the haberdashery :)
The colours that inspired me, come from CTD231. I haven't played any of these, for what seems like forever.
The second card, I would definitely do differently now, if I could. I don't do second takes though, rather move on to the next project instead... so lesson learnt, basically :) I think it's overdone.
It makes me feel a bit grumpy about it, as it's the second time I'm using the Mama Elephant stamps (Cup Of Wishes here) to enter their challenge, and each time I've been less than impressed with the outcome.
These amazing stamps deserve much better. lol
Here's the sketch that I used. I turned it upside down.
The die is a Nautical Wheeler Doily from Cheery Lynn. It's a bit of a pain to cut with my Grand Calibur, but totally worth it. It's a stunning design. Again, there's washi put to use, as well as flat-backed pearls (to act as bubbles going up from the cup), some roses & grosgrain ribbon. The little heart on the tag is glittered.
Tomorrow start the previews of the magnificent Waltzingmouse March Release, which I can't wait to share with you! Until then, I hope you'll behave ;)