Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Project 223: An autumnal woodland critter birthday
But that didn't stop me - I knew I could make something that would work to the brief.
I found these puffy stamps from my stash - Claire sent them to me a while ago and from what I can see they were a billy bargain! - and as she specifically called out foxes, hedgehogs and squirrels being the recipient's favourite animals I thought I'd go for these lovely orange stickers. I usually don't work with stickers like this; it feels a bit like cheating. But I thought if I put enough craft into the other elements it would balance my fear of taking a shortcut.
As there were three animals I went for the Sketch Saturday layout this week:
I embossed the brown paper with a diamond pattern (reminded me of a beaver's tail) and layered this on shiny gold paper, followed by navy to make it pop. The backing paper is slightly textured, it's a gorgeous Recollections Trader Jane paper. The orange paper is punched using an EK Success punch and the banner is stamped with a Fiskars greeting. I added two spotted brown candies on the bottom to finish it off.
I really like the autumnal feel and the cuteness of the images. I still feel a bit like it is cheating but it is true to brief so I'm happy with it!
*Yes Claire. I'm referencing the lack of access to your stash. It's sad times not being able to rifle through your things, stealing/borrowing things to my heart's content. :*(