Another week another card for the One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog!!!!
The challenge this week is:-
Challenge # 157 - Spring
The Sponsor of this Challenge is StitchyBear
Prize for the winner who uses a digital stamp from the StitchyBear online shop wins $9 to spend in store. Non use of a StitchBear stamp wins $3
For this challenge I have used the digital stamp Love Nature by Gingerloft, available from the StitchyBear store to make my card.
After a couple of fabulous holidays downunder doing the real outback stuff - hubby and I are not the sort of people who do cities, tarmac, crowds etc. Instead we hire a 4x4 vehicle which we can sleep in/or camp with and head out to find dirt road, scrub land, out of the way - non tourist places. The first year we went we drove around for six weeks and the second time for five weeks. Our only commitment was to be back at the place we hired the vehicle from on a certain date and then to the airport for our flight home. Total adventures <g>. I can hear you thinking how mad we are but both my hubby and I grew up in Africa so an adventure like this is not daunting, more like going home.
Initially I thought this would be an easy card to put together, I had my plan but it was not easy to colour, there was a certain ruggedness with the image, a childlike drawing which was so in keeping with the Love Nature name, and I wanted to try to keep that innocence. No, I know nature is not innocent, it can be one of the cruelest things we encounter but there is comfort in it's balance, joy in it's celebration of colour, peace in its harmony, and knowing even after a tragedy nature goes on.
The centre part of this card is the digi, I wanted to fill the whole card with the image and try not to use any embellishments lol (I failed in that, could not resist a bit of sparkle around the sun). To achieve my plan I continued the drawing of the digi in the background and added a few words that came to mind to bring it all together and, in line with the challenge, incorporate SPRING. So there we have it, how popping over to the OSAAT challenge to see what out other fabulous team have created.
- Digi Love Nature by Gingerloft which was cut out and attached to the backing with foam tape for dimension
- crystal gems from my stash
- Text which I made up
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-