Coffee of the Day - Caramel Creme
Hello to you! I hope you are as excited as I am that new stuff is going on today at Jellypark Friends! oh gosh, I can't even tell you what an honor it is to be part of this team of kind, amazing people - and the talent! we must never forget how much talent all of these ladies possess! from Claire and her adorable artwork to each member of the Design Team, I am constantly in awe of what creativity pours forth!
So onto our new challenge!
We are doing a photo inspiration challenge at Jellypark. you can interpret this cute picture any way you choose - from the wooden swing to the ribbons to the colors to the stone pavers. whatever it is about this picture that brings creativity to mind. It actually was taken from a wedding I saw featured at Style Me Pretty, so if you want to make a wedding card, that would be great, too! 3 winners will be chosen at random to display the winners badge on their blog, with the first place winner receiving a free digi image of their choice from Claire's store.
I decided from the get-go I wanted to use the wooden swing as the base for my card with the new Grandpa image. somehow I wanted to also incorporate the gingham from the ribbons into my project as well. so off I went to create! I stamped the SU! woodgrain bg onto my basic grey cs, wrinkled that up a bit to help distress, sponged over some white craft ink, and inked the edges as well. I then found some Cosmo Cricket gingahm papers in the Material Girl collection that were the perfect colors. as I was watercoloring the image, I realized that we don't have a Grandpa that we would send this card to. So then my shading took a wee little turn - lots of gentlemen help out at Camp doing volunteer work and David is always grabbing cards to use for thank you's. This would be perfect to add to the stash! so he is now a rather generic older gentleman. tee hee! his glasses are covered in crystal effects. the buttons were added 'cause pretty much everything I make has buttons somewhere on it, but this oldie zipper was sitting on my desk calling my name. it may not be very masculine, but I betcha every guy has a zipper on his pants! ha! so into a flower it went. card is now complete and ready to give!
I do hope you play along with all of us. and stop by the Jellypark store to see what else Claire has recently added. you will load up your shopping cart quicker than I can say Jellypark Friends, I am certain! ;)
PaperCraft Stars - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop Best - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Ai Factory - handmade by me (zipper flower)
Amber's Crafts - patterned papers
Paper Pretties - no markers (easy for me since my copics still scare me!)
Your Next Stamp - 3 embellies, 2 papers, 1 image
Clear it Out - anything goes (zipper is old, old)
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes