Welcome to the October 2015 Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!
This is my project inspired by this photo:
So... I was so excited to find out I won the August challenge over at Paper Sweeties! I got a $20 gift certificate for their store and to my surprise I was also asked to be Guest Designer for October. This is my project for my Reign as Guest Designer (lol... yes... that was meant to be funny... I always wear a crown anyway). I think in my head I combined the September challenge (the jar) and the October challenge (the color scheme). There was something about that pretty neutral-ish color scheme that made me feel warm and autumny... and lacey and jarrry. I would have loved to use the new Paper Sweeties jar stamp, but I didn't have it yet (just ordered it this morning) so I turned to my Artistry cartridge and cut it from there. Then I used some texture paste and a lace stencil to make it into a lace covered jar.
One of the items I purchased with my winnings was the "Birthday Banners" set along with the dies, Birthday Banners Sweet Cuts. These dies are such good quality... they cut so easily. I chose this one because I liked that you could easily cut out a banner that could be colored in anyway you wanted. Of course I also used the Paper Sweeties gold sequins to hold up the banner and scattered a few on the card when I was done. These sequins are awesome because they are shaped like little flowers and I am using them heavily on my projects. It's rare I create something these days without adding at least a couple.
The beautiful dyed seam binding ribbon is also from Papersweeties and this is the Tea color... love it because it's very neutral and can be used with a lot of color schemes. I also love the way the ribbon comes all crinkly and ready to add so much character. The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties "Sweetie Pie" which has some really cute and "sweet" sentiments and also a new outfit for Emma.
The yellow flowers were stamped using Paper Sweeties "Party Time" stamp set. Then I cut them out, sprayed with water, waited for them to dry to damp and then scrunched them up. Once they were dry I distressed them. The leaves and white flowers were cut from Artistry and Art Philosophy respectively and basically prepared them the same way-I did spray them with gold color shine after and distressed.
The Sweet sentiment was made using the Paper Sweeties Sweet Cuts dies that go along with the "Happy" stamp set. These dies would be great to get with or without the stamp set-although I got both because they are cute with the sentiments that go along with them. And of course the shaker is filled with more Paper Sweeties sequins, some glitter, and the little pearl buttony things are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to the Paper Sweeties blog and check out all of the great artwork and while you're there, play along!
Don't forget to come back on the 3rd for the Three Amigos Mini Blog Hop!!