I was browsing through my Google Reader and found this sketch from Page Maps. It was one of those sketches that when I first saw it ideas started flowing through my mind. However, I felt like challenging myself a bit and made myself work with bright and bold colors. I am not a big Bold Brights color family person, although Real Red is a color I could never live without. I have a few pieces of Kaleidoscope paper left in my stash so the colors come right from there.
I started with a Tempting Turquoise card base and ran it half way though my Polka Dot embossing folder. I added a strip of Green Galore that I punched with the Scallop Trim border punch and then topped it with Kaleidoscope dsp. The Only Orange scallop circle is from the Pennant die and I layered it with a 1 3/4″ Whisper White circle. The bird is from the Bird on a Branch punch and is punched from Pixie Pink and Pink passion card stock. I ran the wing though the Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder. The Soft Suede legs were small scraps that I had on my table. I then used a 1 3/4″ Green Galore circle and added the Many Thanks sizzlet letters with Summer Sun card stock. I finished the card off with two Bold Brights brads.
I’m glad that I challenged myself to play outside of my box, but I think I’ll return to my comfort zone for tomorrow’s project.
This week I met a 15 lb loss goal. I still have a way to go to get to my goal weight, but I’m slowly moving in that direction. The last few weeks I have slowed down, but I’m ready to add more exercise into my schedule and see where that takes me. On Monday I’m starting the SELF Challenge. If anyone would like to join me on this exercise journey I’d be happy to have you along for the ride.