Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hip Hippie Hooray for Honey

Today I get to share photos of the cards I've made as the February Guest Designer for the All That Scraps Digi Team.  This is my first foray into the world of Design Teams, I am really thrilled to be part of it and hope my efforts are up to the standard set by this great team in the past.
The images we got to work with this month are all Honeys, no, REALLY - they are all CC Designs Honey in various guises.  They are available in the All That Scraps store on February 11th
The first little lady is "Hippie Honey", giving us a "peace" sign.  How cool is she??!!!!  I love her little necklace too.  I coloured her with Copics, love my Copics, getting a bit obsessed with my Copics.......
I used sketch#87 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday , I love a straightforward sketch - they leave you so much more room to manoeuvre in the paper department!!  The paper I've used here is Kaisercrafts Hey Birdie 6" collection.  I thought it had a real retro feel (interesting term that "retro"; my kids use it about a lot of our stuff, it's funny how "retro" is acceptable now whereas it was just plain old fashioned a very short time ago, lol)    I used a Lacey Circles Nestie to cut out a plain cream circle to sit Honey on, embossed it with the Tiny Bubbles folder from Cuttlebug then backed it up with a plain pink circle using a, wait for it, Standard Circles Nestabilities.  The green and brown card are textured cardstock from DCWV Neutrals mat stack. I stuck tiny pink brown and green crystals in the "holes".
I wonder if you can guess which Nestabilties I used to cut the flowery circle out of, lol. The gros grain ribbon and pink foam flower were from my stash, as was the green crystal brad in the flower's centre. Loads of texture here, so I'm entering in Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week which has "Tempting Texture" as it's theme.
The inside of this card was "like Topsy" (is anyone else out there old enough to know that term?) - it just grew!!  I cut a frame using the Nesties I used on the outside of the card, printed a sentiment  on the computer using "Brandy" font.  It didn't look finished so I added the corner pieces in the brown polka dot paper, which helped a lot, it brought the brown over from the front (yes that plain paper at the top of the card is brown, I know, it doesn't look brown).  It still hadn't quite got there, so I added strips of the cream polka dot paper, and there it is finished!  Frankly, if I'd added much more there wouldn't have been any room left to write on, lol
Well, that's basically my first Honey for the day, Stamp Something has its Digi Day challenge on for Feb, so I'm going to enter my hip cool friend there, and the  ABC Challenge when I started this card was "N is for Nestie" - this card DEFINITELY is that: it is a multiNestie card, lol.  Unfortunately for me the challenge has moved along to "N is for Neutral" and this card is anything BUT neutral!!  Sweet Stampin' has spring flowers as it's challenge theme, and I love the springy feel that the flowers on this card have so I'm entering it there.
I'll be back later with another Honey (here), and if you're good (well, acutually, even if you're not good) I'll be back with a third one (here's a link)!!
Until then, Happy Crafting, Dee


Shelby Goolsby said...

I love this card!! Such pretty colors and texture. Welcome to the team!!

heidy said...

Oh this is so pretty!!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week