PPA 244 challenge is a sweet sketch, designed by Kerry Willard Bray, that should entice your creative juices as it did mine with the SAB products Nature’s Perfection and Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack. I had only just received these items when it was time to consider my submission to this challenge, but I knew how I wanted to approach it. It’s confession time… my initial attempt, which involved alcohol inks on the back of the vellum strips, came to an abrupt halt… I had this “bright” idea to brush crystal effects on the back of the vellum before adhering to cardstock. It looked beautiful until each of my panels curled. No matter how long I allowed it to dry beneath weight to flatten, it would curl again once released. Since I was already late for my submission, I tried the same design but without the time consuming coloring of the panels. What can I say… life is a learning experience…
I cut three panels of the “berry blossom” from the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack, mounted onto Whisper White cardstock with about 1/8″ distance between the panels. The focal image utilized the berry blossom from the Nature’s Perfection stamp set colored with Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabit alcohol inks and cut with an Apothecary Accents framelit. A sunburst using So Saffron cardstock and the Starburst framelits provided the next underlying layer. This was framed with a Bermuda Bay framelit label cutout that is embossed with Spring Flowers texturizing folder.
The butterfly was embossed with vintage pewter emboss powder and colored with Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate alcohol inks. It was punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch. Using white cotton ribbon, a focal point was added to the bottom left area adding a bit of Melon Mambo cotton ribbon and Bermuda Bay sequin trim. Overall, I was very pleased with my hurried attempt to complete this card. My only regret is that the three panels beneath the focal point are not more distinguishable… a challenge for another time.
A few more pictures…
This card is intended for my step-daughter whose birthday coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, explaining the varying inside messages. So… it is your turn to consider the sketch and hopefully play along with Pals Paper Arts on this challenge. The Design Team has provided plenty of inspiration to help you play along… click here to access the PPA website. We are looking forward to seeing your entries.
Should you have any questions regarding my card, please don’t hesitate to let me know. In the meanwhile,
Have fun stamping,