It's been a beautiful day here today again, of course I have to be working! I finished at 3.30pm today and the sun went behind the clouds at 3pm, it was still warm though, but I didn't get to see much of the sun. We have had a few weeks of autumn weather and even the acer in the garden has decided to start putting it's winter coat on, the silver birch has quite a few yellow leaves too, it is very early for this to happen, looks like we may be getting another early winter.
On to my cards, a new web page for DigiDarla HERE has opened and has a challenge for Green and Clean, I thought as green and white is one of my favourite combinations, (as you can see from this page) I thought easy.
WRONG! it's not often I tear up cards as I usually layout in PS as you know, I did my usual thing laid it all out, mmmm not sure, but it will look good printed I thought - WRONG! OK no problem, tear it up and start again, well I tore up the next 2 and thought this is a challenge too far, leave it before I go mad.
Tonight I thought I would have another go, refreshed and all that. I went to the freebie digis I have from DigiDarla and saw this little man, I could use that, thought I. First thing a sketch, I found one in my file from CASS#17 which I thought "clean" then inspiration fell from the sky and I thought paper piecing, I used a paper from Carrie Stephens for his trousers, Summertime Designs Green Grey Gears for his shirt, Shabby Princess Harvest Spice Green diamonds for his tie and coloured his hat and shoes, a bit of shading and here he is, with Stickles of course. I then decoupaged him as you can see in the close up, in the end I am quite pleased with the effect. I cut the ovals on my Cricut with Fairycuts software and cut the butterfly with Straight from the Nest cartridge and my Cricut. His flowers are brighter IRL, but I did take the picture late.
I have also entered the Creative Craft challenge "3D it" - http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.com/2011/07/lets-3d-it-and-winners-post.html?showComment=1311800778075#c1862323371489262288