Oh, this is one of my favorite months! The leaves are changing. The temps are dropping. The spice scents coming from the kitchen are fantastic! My friend, Alice, brought over a yummy apple spice cake. So, it's not just me who is ready for this time of the year!
We have a wonderful new challenge at Hooked on Craft Challenges for you to join in on. The current challenge will get you thinking outside the box - or maybe about the box! It's ... *drumroll please* ...Anything but a Card! How perfect is that? Look at all the options! The design team has wonderful springboards for you to see. Their links are on the right side of my blog. Check them out! There are a wonderful variety of options done by these amazing gals! This challenge will run from Oct. 3 to Oct. 15. You've got plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing!
For my project, I altered a notebook cover to create my own multi-purpose notebook. I figured I could just write whatever I wanted before I forgot it, LOL! Goodness me, the older I get, the harder it is to remember! Here is an example - I walked into a room and said to my husband, "You know what?" He replied, "No, what?" I looked at him stupidly because whatever I wanted to tell him flew out of my head just as quickly as it had popped into my head! Honestly, I stood there shocked at myself! Just that fast, the idea flew out of my head! *blush* So, this little book should help! (hopefully)
Isn't it pretty, girly, too, huh? I began by using an embossing folder to create the white embossed background and window. I, then, chalked white CS to create the cloudy sky background to place behind the window opening. This created the perfect frame for the hummingbird. I added a gorgeous purple butterfly and some pink pearls. You can find them here:
I wanted to create something that reflected me. I so love my hummingbirds. I chose to use a delightful hummingbird stamp that will soon be found in Karen's online store. I colored the image with Twinkling H2Os. It gave the stamp such a subtle metallic sheen. Then, to do a little more, I created another layer by creating another wing on vellum paper. This has been attached at the "shoulder joint" to the base image and then elevated using a pop dot to give dimension reminiscent of flight. It looks like a third wing in the photo below, but that is just the way I angled the camera so you could see it more clearly. It looks wonderful IRL because the translucence of the colors on the vellum.
I chose flowers that were also bright and cheery. I love the selection of flowers found at Hooked on Craft. Karen has a wonderful variety in color and style. Here is what I used in my cluster:
Yellow Mulberry Curly Rose
Aqua Star Flowers
Pink Water Lily
Small Roses (purple and pink)
Yellow Calla Lilies
I hope you liked what I've shared with you today. I love the femininity of it.
If you haven't yet visited Hooked on Craft, please check it out. The flowers are gorgeous. Karen's trinket pins are delightful! The stamps are adorable!
See you soon,
I would like to enter this journal into the following challenges:
1. Creatalicious Challenges #26 ends 10/14 - anything goes
2. Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays ends 10/7- anything but a card
3. Crafts for Eternity#39 ends 10/6 - anything goes
4. Fussy and Fancy Challenges ends 10/6 - try a new technique (using Twinkling H2Os for me)
5. GlitterGeeks Blog Challenge Wk. 17 ends 10/6 - shabby chic
6. 4 Crafty Chicks #57 ends 10/5- anything goes
7. Paper-Crafting Journey #20 ends 10/11 - die cuts
8. Crafts and Me Challenges #54 ends 10/4 - flowers
9. Scrapalicious ends 10/4 - anything goes
10. Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
11. Whimsical Wednesdays ends 10/12 - anything goes