I kept looking at this week's sketch and trying to decide from which angle I would approach it. I knew it could work for a card but couldn't decide which set to pair it with and then I thought maybe I could use it as a scrapbook sketch. Once I did, then it all came together very quickly. I remembered I had some pics Keesh had sent me from her visit in Toronto that I wanted to scrap and had a flash about some papers that had been in my stash for a while that would pair up very nicely with the pictures. The rest of the design just flowed very naturally. I wished things would always work out like that... You'll notice that I did a mirror image of the sketch to make sure I was facing the inside of the page on the picture.
The gorgeous flower ribbon is something that I brought back from my trip to Toronto last summer. I had seen it used in LOs published in magazine and thought it was beautiful and I was really excited to find some at a local store in Kingston on the way. I had been hoarding it up until now but thought it matched the style and colours of the papers beautifully. I added some pearls and a hatpin from the Pretties kit to the ribbon as well.
The title was created with some alphabet stickers and a grungeboard shape that was part of a number set. I remember when I first got this set (and also when I bought the Simple Numbers dies from SU!) wondering when I would ever get to use the @ symbol. I guess it just makes more sense if you're creating in English, to replace the word "at." In French, unless you are doing a card with a computer on it, there are not many uses for it. Anyway, when I decided that I wanted my title to be "At Bella World," I jumped at the chance to use that chipboard piece.
The lady between Keesh and I in the top picture is Emily, the store owner. She's just a hoot and she kept keeping a straight face while muttering stuff under her breath that would crack me up, as you can see in the picture. Funny, funny lady.
Come join the fun! Here is the LINK to our challenge blog, where you can share a link to your creation, and links to the other DT members' creations:
Patterned papers: Bo Bunny (Jazmyne)
Accessories: Alphabet stickers (American Crafts), Buttons (Autumn Leaves),
Ribbons (various sources), Pretties kit (SU!), white gel pen, Die-cuts (Making Memories,
Pink Paisley), Grungeboard (Tim Holtz), Brads (SU!), Fiber (Making Memories),
Rhinestones (SU!), glitter (SU!), Whisper White Craft ink (SU!)