Made this card for the Jitterbuggin' Challenge this week. Now I know I made the sketch...and I really like it.....but I had so much trouble making it in pastels. I kept thinking "brights"......finally found a scrap of pastel blue, tourquoise, lavendar paper with golden yellow accents. That was a start.....Added the paper....embossed some lavendar cardstock with the Checkerboard folder and added scraps of ribbon that were exactly the right size and color....BUT they said "Fun in the Sun." I still had no idea what image I was going to use....and now it had to coordinate with that. Hmmmm.....well, I knew the challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge was garden critters....so I could work that in too. I knew I wanted to add more embossing to the card so it would work for Practical Scrappers this week as well. Always loved the little bee on Pooh and Friends so decided to put him on some embossed flowers. Had a great little scrap of gunmetal metallic paper that was just right for the little fella's wings. Added a seed bead for the eye (I seem to be out of little itty bitty white gems....)
Now the little guy needed a home so out came Walk in My Garden. Cut 4 daisies on blackout, between 1 1/4" and 2"....embossed them with Swiss Dots...and inked them in lavendar. Added purple buttons for the centers. Now they needed stems....but that paper had the funny tourquoise stripe....and every piece of ribbon or floss I owned looked bad against it......SO I found the right color ink (thanks Anna Griffin) and inked some white raffia to match....added stems and a bow. The sentiment is from Create a Critter, cut at 1 1/2". And finally, the card is finished. And the one I almost gave up several times came out ok.