Before I get all down to serious scrappin' though, I wanted to share my latest entry for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge Blog. It has been quite a while since I had time to play along! This gorgeous sketch was JUST perfect to jump in on!
I was soooo ready to break out the Hello Wonderful My Acrylix for the round element of this sketch--and I have reeeeeealy been wanting to stamp it in White Daisy Pigment Ink--on Kraft! I thought the Ariana Paper Packet had just the right floral pattern to go along with...and JUST happened to have a left-over border from a mini album to use! (Pssst...always save those extra cuts!)
I embossed the Ariana Green CS in my Sizzix Big Shot using one of the new Embossing folders from Close to My Heart--a beautiful Damask to match the pattern on the stamp.
I have been playing with vellum quite a bit lately, and I think it added the perfect softness to the lines in the sketch...
Now, I decided after the fact to add some Bronze Shimmer Trim to this one...I cannot believe how wishy-washy I have been lately about what to add or not to my projects...
I think it is safe to say that a little bit of shimmer trim never hurt anything! ;)
Have a great time celebrating National Scrapbooking Day! There are TONS of online events today. Are you going to be playing along with any?
Here is the paper packet that Close to My Heart is celebrating with this month--it is called Free to Be Me, and you can pick one up for just $5 in May!