This week, Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, where we want you to "Use a Charm" on your card or project. Bugaboo generously supplied digital images to the DT and I chose to use Morning Margaret because she so resembles my attitude when the sun dares to peek through my window before I'm ready to arise! :-D
I chose a sketch from Crafting Life's Little Pieces.
I wanted to do something that would feel spring-like or summery so decided that the "Green and Gold/Yellow" in the challenge at Emerald Faerie Garden would work really well, and besides, green-on-yellowgreen or green & gold fits in with my favorite color combos. I chose a green that was more of an avocado but I still like the end result. Mostly I chose that particular shade of green because of the dp I used. It's one of my all time favorites and I have only a small scrap of it left. I've horded it and used it sparingly for fear I'd run out and now that's exactly what's happened. It's been long discontinued, having come from a stack of scrapbooking paper which must be more than 3 years old at this point. I haven't seen it anywhere in such a long time. :-( My second inspiration for colors came from the photo at For Your Inspiration, filled with trees and bushes glorious in greens, golds, and yellows, -- mmmm, luscious!
I colored Margaret with watercolor pencils and added a glint of sparkle to her glasses and lips with sparkle gel pen. I used two different baker's twine, wrapped them around the card front and tied a bow, then added the gold star charm (metal). The circles on the corners are done with a hand punch from two different colors of CS, layered onto each other. I wanted to maintain a CAS feel to this card because Margaret just isn't a fussy, fluffy, frou-frou kind of gal. She's pretty plain and outspoken, in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of way. No fancy lace or pleated ribbon or piles of flowers for her!
Challenges for this card:
Craft Garden -- Monochromatic
Crafty Purple Frog -- Anything Goes
Desert Islands Crafters -- at least 3 from the list: monochromatic, metal, sentiment
Gingersnap -- Favorite paper
My Mum's Craft Shop -- Favorite color combo
Scrap It Girl -- C.H.A. - Use things that begin with C, H, & A: Charm, Humor, & Avocado green (This is a new monthly challenge started this January)
Shelly's Images -- Anything goes
Whimsical Wednesday -- Anything goes
OK, that's the easiest challenge you've had this year - make something and add a charm to it. We really want to see you play at Tuesday Throwdown this week so get started and come share with us. Happy Stamping. NanaConnie