I decided to do a challenge over at SCS today. I am feeling a little frustrated and not knowing what my deal is. I am trying to outdo the last card so to speak and have had some disappointing results. I don't want my stamping to become a chore. I want to love what I do. Stamping is my therapy and it needs to stay fun! So in fun here is my challenge card. I combined the two challenges WT115 and SC126. We were supposed to use a set that is retiring and then I did the sketch challenge with that set.
I decided to use black as my base and found this beautiful piece of paper in my stash! It is Daisy D's marketplace floral. Can we say yummy? I love the sunflowers in this paper. On my cross pieces I used black as the base, marigold morning stamped with my chickenwire bg and linen bg in black. The second was a black base paper pierced along the left edge with both edges distressed. I used cranberry crisp and stamped the linen bg in black on it & scalloped the edge with my creat-a-cut. I put a strip of the marketplace floral because I wanted to showcase the sunflowers. On my cute little chicken, I just water colored him with cranberry crisp, marigold morning, bravo burgundy, so saffron, and close to cocoa. I went around him with some always artichoke. I paper pierced the scallops on the black piece after punching with my square scallop punches. I finished the piece with copper brads in the right hand corner and black and white polka dot gross grain ribbon from Michael's. Thanks for looking!