My starting point with this card was the stamp on the inside. Susan at 52-Card Pickup has challenged us to quit being stagnate and do a little bit of good around us. The majority of us are not world leaders, celebraties, or any kind of a leader and that's o.k. We all occupy a small bit of space in the universe, it's not hard to look around your little bit of area and find nice things that you can do for someone you might not have even noticed before. To smile at someone at the grocery store and say hi, how are you today, may just be what that person needed. It's simple to spread a little bit of happiness without much effort.
I then had to choose some used stash that was mulberry paper and the sketch I picked made my ovals shape cutting template come into play. I don't use a lot of ovals.
In thinking about the stamp and the overall scheme of things to come I chose brown and paired it with the subtle tones of green for the colors.
Tuesday Taggers has challenged us to Step Out of Our Comfort Zone. I had to really think about this one. I try to use a lot of different techniques all the time. I just talked about that last week and said I have dedided to call my style Merry Mix Up. Since I have now sewed on two cards I couldn't use sewing and believe me that's out of my comfort zone. So, I chose brayering and cutting an aperture in the front of my card. I have admired Michelle Zindorf for a long time, she is the queen of brayering. But, after all was said and done today I'm quite pleased with my brayering effort.
It's amazing to sit down and pick apart your thought processes when you look at your finished piece. Sometimes all the pieces just fall into place and sometimes you have to move things around, add, or eliminate to make your overall conception come together. It's a love to create that drives the process.
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Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥