A quickie that actually was completed really quickly! Who woulda thunk it? Certainly not me because my creations never get completed in a short time frame. But this one was done in 5-10 mins. Seriously! I kid you not. How did I break with tradition and get a card done in such a short time (for me)? It is all thanks to the lovely Leslie Hanna at A Blog Named Hero who did a blog entry recently on using card sketches. I am not a big user of sketches and I usually can't get my head around how to use them and rotate them etc. Leslie did such a great job of showing examples of how she interpreted one sketch in many different ways that she converted me! Here's the link for her blog entry here .
Are you ready for my creation? Wait no more:
Pretty nifty for a quickie huh? The kraft cardstock was a recent purchase from Ormolu - it's not a base colour I have used before- and the background paper is a reeeeeeally old one from my leftovers. I really like the old paper and find it very versatile even today. Believe it or not I tried making a second card with the rotated idea from Leslie. My balloon tails wouldn't look quite right hanging off the bottom of the page though so I stuck to the original orientation (sorry Leslie, but I did try it at least). I did just see one other rotated example that caught my eye when I was getting the link for you so I may give it another go at a later date. Here's my second attempt:
I can feel good about these creations because the following items were older or unused items from my stash: background papers, punches, cardstock and the bakers twine (finally got to use it!). That means I'm keeping to my goal of using items from my stash. The 'hello there' stamp is from a Mama Elephant stamp set with really cool and unusual sayings. You'll be seeing them used here again I am sure.
The current Simon Says Stamp challenge is: Have a Heart. My first card fits that theme perfectly! The link for the challenge is here .
Finally, an update on my creative progress lately. Three, yes three, of my projects are going to be published in magazines this year! That's increased by 2 since I told you about Scrapbooking Memories. Australian Scrapbook Ideas has picked up two more since then (one of them is the page I did about meeting Miss Sophie and they are ok that it was already on my blog - yay them!). Last week I finally got my 2011 year in review double layout done (I've done this since 2008) but I'm not sure whether to load it here or not. I'll let you know.