WOW! I'm a Guest Designer
I am guest designing for the current challenge at the Shabby Tea Room.
This is a new one for me.
Here is the inspiration photo:
Gorgeous, isn't it.
I learned a little about my process while working on this card.
When I first received the inspiration photo a few weeks ago, I pulled out a couple of different size doilies and stamped them with an old SU New Year stamp I have. I thought I might roll the doily up, cone shaped, to look like the party hat in the inspiration photo.
I realized pretty quickly that was not going to work.
I left the doilies on my desk while I worked on other things.
About a week later, I die cut the Memory Box Twig die and added black Stickles. I wasn't exactly sure how I would use it but knew it was going onto the card.
I realized that I spend a lot of time thinking about projects.
I go back to my craft desk many times, looking at the pieces I have made,
walk away and think some more.
Look back at the inspiration photo many times, think some more.
Once the final idea clicks in my head, I sit down and finish the project pretty quickly.
So I sat down on the 26th:
- decided on the smaller doily
- clear embossed a few polka dots and lightly stamped the musical notes on the background
- stamped the clock face on the doily
- die cut another twig
- adhered the twigs only on the bottom of the stems, this makes them pop out a little on top
- die cut and stamped the 2014 flag.
and there you have it.
Hope you enjoy!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!