This card was inspired by many elements. First, I loved the sketch for Sketch Saturday this week. So that was my starting point. Next, I purchased a new Martha Stewart stamp (the bird) and border punch so I, of course, wanted to use these! That met the challenge requirements for the ABC Challenge (N is for New). I colored my bird with watercolor pencils and did a second one so I could pop it and give my card some extra dimension. My bird has wings, the challenge at Crafty Creations this week. I really wanted to do the Distressed with Buttons and a Bow over at All Sorts. I used Tim Holtz distressed inks around my edges. I used the cricut cartridge Graphically Speaking for my flower and cut the flourishes with my Cuttlebug. I used some soothing K&Company patterned papers and a sheer ribbon for my bow (ribbon for Creative Belli). Topped my flower with a gold button and the end creation could really be used for many ocassions, but I will probably use it as a sympathy card.
Thanks for taking a peek at my latest creation...and thanks for all of the great challenges which inspire me.