Thursday 30 April 2009
Scrappy Frogs Challenge #3
Good evening to all my visitors, I hope you've had a good day and that the weather where you are has been better than here, as it's been raining all day.
I decided to do things slightly differently with today's card, usually I would make the card to fit the challenge (and trust me when I say this is much the easier way!) but I made the card first and then set about trying to see if it matched any challenges. However, I did manage to find a new challenge site to me, it's called Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog and they're up to challenge #3 which is 'It's Spring - For this challenge we thought we would do an easy one....just submit a card, layout, project etc in the theme of spring flowers!' Hopefully this card fits the brief.
* Image - PC Crafter download kit 'Buttons and Bows'
* Sentiment and Embellishments - from same kit
* Little gems and pearls - from my stash
The reason I've gone about things back to front is because I received my weekly e-mail from PC Crafter this morning showing their new items, and absolutely fell in love with the sweet little characters in this new download kit. This meant that I had to immediately zoom over and buy them, then print them and make a card, I just couldn't wait!
Obviously, once I was at the site downloading this, I just had to see what else was about and I ended up buying another kit from the same Designer (If you've read my recent posts you may be getting deja-vu at the moment, as I did this last week at Daisie Company. I really MUST be more self controlled!!)
In case anyone is interested, the artist was Shelly Comiskey and there are more cuties to come from both of these kits, so guess what you're likely to be seeing for the next few days? LOL!
I wanted this card to be very simple and unfussy, so I just added the sentiment and a couple of little embellishments from the same kit and decoupaged the girls so they stood proud of the little frame. I then added some little gems and pearls to the flowers, some scrap paper from my stash as a mat for the sentiment and that was it. Very easy peasy, just how I like it!