So you may have been missing the challenge over at the Paper Smooches website! You'll be happy to know it's back! So excited! They're changing it up a bit and this month it's a sketch challenge. And I've been feeling a little springy lately so I decided to go with some flowers.. lots of flowers...lol! I picked out some Doodlebug papers from the So Punny paper pad.
I've been dying to use this Pocket Die since I picked it up at one of my Local Scrapbook Stores, Scraps of Love. I diecut the pocket and then embossed it using a plaid embossing folder. Then I diecut the flowers that come with the pocket in various cardstock colors that matched the design papers I chose. I didn't even cut all of the flower pieces apart. I just used them in a bunch so I'd have lots of choices for varieties and I don't have to worry about losing some of the smaller dies in the set. I mixed and matched my pieces. Popped some up and tucked some under. Then I cut some leaves from the Flower Frame dies and tucked those in and stamped and colored some bees from the Courteous Cuties Stamp set. I decided to give my flowers black centers like the ones in the paper.
I used the "hugs" die from the Hugs & Kisses Die Set and cut it in black glitter paper so it would stand out and to complement the black centers of the flowers.
The end! Here's the sketch (I pretty much stuck to it, didn't I? That's not like me at all...lol)
I'll be playing along with this one again this month (hint hint... coffee?) Be sure to stop back and see me!