Saturday, February 5, 2011
OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge - "On the Farm"
I made this card for OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge - "On the Farm". I bought a digital clipart file - Barnyard Animal from Sunflower Friends.com. On this card I used only the bunny eating carrot but there are many more images already colored so that it was easy to make it. I printed and pieced them.
I was trying to combine three concept of the Easter theme, on the Farm and Happy Spring in this one card. However, I felt like a kind of lost somewhere. After struggling for a while, I just added a couple more of flowers. I am not sure yet which is going to be my focal point. I will ask Paula for her professional artistic view on my cards. Paula presented the OWH S&S Saturday Seminar Series #1 - Creating a Focal Point last Saturday, January 29th. If you didn't take the seminar, please go ahead. You will learn a lot.
Tips for today: Homemade Sponge Daubers
When you ink the edges of your papers or layered mat, you see the different look and you want to do more. I have classes at work for my colleagues and I would need more of these. I found these huge sponges at Lowes yesterday and I cut them out to smaller pieces. I tried to ink the cardstock and it worked fine. So I wanted to share with you. You need some tools like shown in the photo. I used a longer tip scissors, Stampin' Up! punch, and a stapler. Once you cut them into smaller pieces and staple the handle, you will need trim the edges to make it round.
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