Happy Sunday! As I am on a crafting/blogging roll, Thursday night I made a second attempt at the Avery Elle's June AEI♥U Challenge. You can find my first attempt HERE.
Here's the great sketch by Nina Yang again:
I decided to emboss the white panel with a nifty honeycomb embossing folder which mimics the hexagons found on the multi-colored hexagon patterned paper. I pulled out the yellow from the hexagon patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from Air Mail and then die cut it out.
A little digression, if I may. Mail and travel themes go for my jugular. They slay me. I can't resist them. Seriously, can...not...resist. So imagine how thrilled I was with Air Mail. More thrilled than the camel on hump day. Watch out as I have a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board coming my way and I have not even scratched the surface on this baby! End of my little digression.
After placing the tags on the panel I figured what it needed was a central image. I went through chipboard, pages of stickers, cabochons and diecuts until I found a lovely diecut from the Amy Tangerine/American Crafts' Yes, Please collection Bits (die cut cardstock shapes). It was adorable, but not the right colors and a tad big for what I needed. Still it was a jumping off point. (Note to self: next Avery Elle order add Petals and Stems).
I got out a pencil and drew a rose and some leaves in a similar fashion, painted it in with watered down Distress Markers and to get the right tone distressed the flower with Distress Inks. Now I was getting somewhere!
I adhered everything down onto the white panel. Then I added some aqua blue sequins (needed some sequins!) and some stickles to the flower and leaves just for something extra. Last I adhered the white panel to a yellow card base.
Voila! The tale of a challenging card. I hope you enjoy it and thank you for staying with me during my rambling.
Stamp: Air Mail, Avery Elle
Ink: harvest gold, Papertrey Ink; antique linen and scattered straw, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger
Cardstock: stampers select white, Papertrey Ink; yellow, stash
Patterned Paper: My Girl 6x6 paper pad, American Crafts
Die: Simply Tags: Everyday die, Avery Elle
Other: Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; Honeycomb embossing folders, Lifestyle Crafts; circle nestabilities dies, Spellbinders; baker's twine, Whisker Graphics; pencil; worn lipstick, spiced marmalade and barn door, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, by Ranger; paint brush; water; Inkssentials ink blending tool, Ranger; aqua sequins, Studio Calico; star dust stickles, Ranger;dimensional adhesive