Friday, 17 May 2013
FFC08 - Sweet!
Welcome to the second week of our Festive Friday trigger challenge.
The challenge is Sweet!
I struggled with this one - I don't have a lot of 'sweet' Christmas images. And you'll get an adult-rated surprise if you Google "sweet Christmas" for ideas! lol! I wanted something g-rated and kept looking at the other DT members' samples and participants' entries for inspiration.
In the end, I decided on a candy cane theme, with this perfectly appropriate Neat and Tangled sentiment. I thought I would do a panel in green and red (masked and sponged) stripes, with lots of white space. In fact there was so much white space, I thought I would add some sweet 'sugar' (coarse glitter) with double-sided tape. And it looked fine. Sweet as in candy cane, but not really sweet as in cute.
Then I remembered the gingerbread man from Scentsational Season (Stampin' Up!) which I bought last year and had not seen ink yet. I chomped out an opening for him to peek out, using a circle punch - you should have seen me trying to decide whether or not to do it - I was positive I would ruin the panel and have to start over - that's what comes of not planning ahead, but just letting the card evolve! I pulled out my Really Rust ink (long retired, which is too bad because it's a great gingerbread colour). And now I think it's sweet as in cute.
Can't wait to see your sweet Christmas creations! Don't forget to link up before the deadline, Wednesday, May 22 by 11:59 pm (PST).