There I was, staring at a miasma of stamps, trying to get inspired. The fumes of glue and alcohol markers wafted up into my brain nostrils and rather than reaching for the traditional Christmas stamps, I saw some sketchy donuts and thought, "Yes, self. Let's make a wreath out of donuts."
Because, why not?
It's a brand new challenge up at STAMPlorations, and my idea really sprang from the sketch and the theme.
For some reason, I stared at the sketch and all I saw was a donut wreath. I really think that I'm going to blame nurture for a lot of my decision-making processes... It couldn't be ALLLLL nature.
Anywho - I started stamping and masking.
|Stamp sets used: STAMPlorations Sugar Rush & Sketchy Coffee Cups|
And then I masked and stamped and masked and stamped some more.
I took my color scheme from the current ColourQ challenge:
I did lots of coloring with Spectrum Noir markers and added some depth to the background using the Mixed Media Elements stamp set.
|Sentiment is made from SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Love and HOLIDAY SKETCHES: Candles|
Voila! I made my own, very apropos sentiment by pairing words from a couple different STAMPlorations sets. And of course, I had to add some glittery "berries" to finish off the wreath look. :)
For the STAMPlorations challenge, you can choose to play along with either the theme OR the sketch OR both - so many choices! You're definitely going to want to stop by the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the gals made and check out our superstar guest designer - Darnell Knauss!
I also feel like throwing my design in the ring at the
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday
Also, this feel like a momentous occasion because I get to enter the One Layer Christmas Card Challenge. I NEVER make things on just one layer, so this is cause for celebration and awe! :D They have an Anything Goes theme with the optional twist of a Snowman.
I pretty proud of my homely little card. It makes me giggle - how about you?