Sunday, February 22, 2015

Retro Sketches : A Challenge #154

It's been a while since I tried my hand at this, but now I'm at it again. I needed to make a "Get Well" card anyway, so I used this week's Retro Sketches challenge as inspiration. Here is the sketch:

And here is the card I made:

I like this card because I got to use some scraps I had laying around (the daisy print, the blue, and the burlap) and I also just happened to have one button and some scraps of twine. Threw it all together and here it is!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015 - February

It's that time! The Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 Tag for February!

He used some really cool techniques like the ephemera pieces, sewing felt to the tag, and lace and such. Of course, as usual, I only had some of things I needed, so I improvised (though I DID manage to go to the store and ask the lady for a foot of lace. Just a foot. It's all I wanted). I used some burlap, texture paste, and ink in Spun Sugar and Faded Lilac. Here is my final tag! (Click to enlarge)

"Steven, will you be my Bridesman?" Acceptance Card

As alluded to in another post, my best friend Dani is getting married this summer! She sent me a pretty awesome box of fun stuff to ask me to be in her bridal party and I love having a good reason to send a card. The box had a fun "golden age of Hollywood" theme to it so I pulled together some film-inspired ideas and then got to work. I had intended to use a die-cut and make a small pocket for the tickets.

I sort of anticipated the theme so I had already planned what I wanted to do. But then the box arrived and it had some really cool blue paper and it was wrapped in a film strip so I ditched the die-cut idea and used that instead. There was also a fun reference to us finishing each other's sandwiches (a line from Frozen) so I took that idea and ran with it. So I did some fun stamping to make some vintage-looking tickets and then wrote a little something on the inside. Here is the result!