I don't do New Year's resolutions, however I do set myself some
crafting goals every year. The main one for me this year is to make more
than one card at a time. I spend so much time deciding on what papers,
colors and stash to use, so instead of making choices to make one card
why not choose all options and get more cards done at the same time?
Another goal is to try and join color challenges more often, as they are
a challenge for me. I always check them out and look at what people do
and personally I'm just stuck.
So starting off the new year with 2
cards, following 2 color challenges (one for each card). I used a stamp
that came with Art by Marlene's advent calendar 2022.
this card I followed Just us Girls' color scheme. I picked a light blue
DP with texture and a dark blue one. I left the image uncolored and
used speckled egg ink around it. I wanted to keep the card simple and
light weight, so I did not add any panels. In Norway you pay extra for
letters weighing more then 20 grams, so really traying to keep some
cards light weight. It really is unusual for me not to add any panels,
so I need to get used to this card, but I think it works as one of the
DPs is not too busy. I like the colors and patterns and that the image
is left untouched. Initially I was inspired by "Ellibelle"'s layout for
her Crafty Wednesday post, but she referred to a sketch challenge, so I
took it from there as well.
This card is for:
Just Us Girls - #661 Color week
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Anything Goes
I picked papers , enamel dots and Promarker to match the colors found
at Color Throwdown. The Promarker color is actually called magenta. I
believe the papers are very old ones from Bo Bunny, but the front of the
paper pad was gone, so not sure. For this card I went with adding
panels, making the card weight 22g. But for this card I feel it was
right to include them. I used Pumice stone ink for the image.
This card is for:
Color Throwdown #723
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog - January sketch