Our hop engineer this month had some tricks up her sleeve with this challenge!
She gave us 3 words to choose from: April, Spring or Bloom. Then, we had to make each letter apply to your art in some way.
She also stuck on 3 required items, where one of our letters had to be a/an
The remaining letters were our choice to apply however we choose to.
I choose to go with the word Spring
S = Swan (image)
P = Pastels & Papers (color)
R = Ribbon (embellishment x 3)
I = Inks - Palette
N – Nestability Die
G – Green (color)
The stamp set I used is called Swan Song and it is such a beautiful swan! I stamped it on a large piece of white paper and then sponged color on with my inks to create a bit of a scene. I then used my Nestie to cut it out and emboss. I didn’t really like the edges but wasn’t sure what to do with them either so I ended up using my Versamarker pen and some clear embossing on them. I kind of like the effect it gives of a bit of a frame.
I used Basic Grey Euphoria paper which is a pretty pastel of blues and pinks and layered it with some scraps of green to fulfill the color requirement. I then used 3 different types of ribbon all layered on top of one another to go across the card under the image. I really like the hint of green peaking out from the pink!
Remember FCD does “circular blog hops” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)
BLOG CANDY!! One winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess…so you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog so you don’t miss out!
**Winner will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) or you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**