Oh my goodness, that's a title and a half, but it sums up my day making this card to meet 5 challenges. I hope you like it. It's sort of different for me...
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about A Piece of Paradise and creating a project that depicts where you find your bliss. *WARNING - I'm gonna get sappy* My bliss is when I get to cuddle with my husband. I think it stems from the fact that after years of him being deployed for long periods of time in the military, I finally get to keep him home and hold him and that makes me very happy! So, for fun, I decided to do a play on their challenge title and make the base into puzzle pieces.
Creating the mixed media substrate with Distress Ink Paints, marker, texture paste and stencils, all mostly in pink because another challenge happening over at Mixed Media Monthly is all about Thinking Pink! Each layer from the bottom to the top contains some specific elements of pink so that the theme resonates throughout.
The next layer needed to be flowers. Not just any flowers, but handmade flowers. This wonderful challenge is for Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog where the theme is Winter Blooms.
Below you can see how I store my handmade flowers for such an occasion.
Since the flowers were already waiting for me to use, I thought I'd pair them up with some fun little handmade leaves made from Washi tapes and later painted with Distress Paint.
Now, I really needed to pull the Piece of Paradise challenge from Simon Says together with another challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge where the theme is Love. So here's a fabulous mushy sentiment and a big red heart.
Another close-up of the flower that has been coated in crackle glaze and the Washi taped leaves. The placement of these items also met the criteria of another challenge at Cardabilities where they are showcasing this fabulous 117th sketch!
And here is the final outcome....
My sappy little Pink Paradise of Flowery Love Sketched card to my hubby that says,
'You Complete Me'
Hugs and Happy Crafting to ya'll and thank you so much for your visit.