Welcome back to another challenge at As You See It. We loved all the entries in out Banner Day sketch and look forward to seeing what everyone makes of this one!
For me, the key things in this sketch were the circular focal point, the sentiment bisecting it and the 'frilly' bit around the outside. Here's how I saw them...
In this card, you see a rarity for me. I've used a large quantity of designer paper!
To get the 'frilly bit' I've cut a scallop-edged circle from the paper, exposing a scallopy circle of the Fresh Fig card base. To get the inner and outer circle effect of the sketch, I've sponged Fresh Fig ink over the outer part of the medallion, which is cut directly into the card base, forming almost a rose window.
Such an ornate die-cut and showy DSP needed to be balanced by a fairly plain sentiment. I like the strong, simple lines of this sentiment from Big on Birthdays but couldn't resist some ombre stamping using Sweet Sugarplum and Fresh Fig. That was a sweet little idea that I discovered on one of the Artisan Team's blogs a couple of months ago.
In order to bisect the circular element more cleanly, I've used two snips of ribbon: one of finely woven Fresh Fig and one of the beautiful vanilla and gold Natural Trim.
You have two weeks to join us in this challenge and we'd love to see you in the gallery.
Card: Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla, DSP from Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Stamps: Eastern Beauty, Big on Birthdays
Inks: Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Eastern Medallions dies, sponge dauber, dimensionals, Natural Trim (gold) ribbon, finely woven Fresh Fig ribbon, layering circle framelits.