So I was checking out the PTI forum today and I saw where Melissa Phillips had issued a little challenge. Here it is in her words..
My challenge for you this week is simple...well, kind of. I challenge you (and me) to try a different style as you create your card. SO, if you're like me and usually tend to go the shabby, layered, look...try creating the opposite of that and go with clean and simple, graphic and fun, etc. Just try a different style and if you feel like it, try one card in your usual style and another using the same elements in a new to you style.
Here is a quick recipe:
Create a card using the following:
1. A new to you style.
2. A cupcake or something sweet (cherries, pie, cake, candy, etc.).
4. A background stamp.
So I thought why not! I am usually a CAS kinda girl but I like to think outta the box now and then! This is probably not a new-to-me style, but one that intimidates me for sure!
Here is my card...
I pulled out my Tim Holtz inks and did a little distressing. Which is very hard for me to do. I even added some trim and Copic altered seam binding. I used PTI's Sheet Music for my background stamp and the of course, buttons for cherries! It has been awhile since I used buttons like this!
As I look at this card, I realize that it may be a tiny bit vintage but it still looks kinda CAS maybe. I tried to add more and tuck some things here and there but my brain wouldn't let me. I am going to go back to my table now and try again. I. must. add. layers. :)
Thanks for coming by today! Hope your week is off to a good start!