Well, I finally made it back in my stamp room. I've been taking a bit of a break the last few days, but I wanted to get back into the swing of things before I completely lost my mojo.
I am self-proclaimed challenge junkie, and a lot of my favorite challenge sites are on holiday hiatus so I've been somewhat lost. Luckily, Create With Connie and Mary was hosting a sketch challenge this week so I chose that for my layout.
I used a bit of Melon Mambo dsp from a pack called Ice Cream Parlor, which I think was a Sale-A-Bration set from earlier this year. Then I dry embossed the Pretty in Pink layer with Elegant Lines and the Basic Gray layer with Stripes . I heat embossed the larger flower with Melon Mambo embossing powder and I dug out some really old Stampin' Up! embossing powder to do the smaller flower in pink. I finished off the center of the flower with a Melon Mambo button tied with a bit of baker's twine. I hand cut the leaves then, folded in half, ran them through the crimper. (Folding the cardstock in half before crimping ensures that the lines run the same direction from the center on both sides of the leaf). I sponged them a bit with Old Olive ink, too.
I hope that you all enjoy a safe new year's eve and many wishes for a wonderful, crafty new year!