Wow! What a week this has been! I've been unusually busy at work AND at home. I almost didn't have time to create my project for the challenge! Sooo unlike me...I'm usually finished by Tuesday at the latest :) My point being that it's hard to believe it's time for another, AWESOME weekly challenge from Lauren Meader and the My Time to Create Design Team!
Today's challenge is a template challenge. You can use any of Lauren's templates on Papertrey Ink to create a project (there are TWO free templates, so no excuses not to play :O)...but you must create your own patterned paper and incorporate it into the project! Easy peasy. I've been wanting to make a navy based girly project for a couple of weeks now. I kind of followed that idea with my project today. It's pretty basic, I know, but I do like the clean yet girly look! This is the Perfect Matchbox template. I made this into a gift box for an extra long necklace I made a while ago.
I used Lisa Johnson's Flower Garden stamp set from PTI. This has long been one of my absolute FAVORITE sets!! I love how she drew the flowers to be colored or stamped...they're so bold yet so delicate (just like Lisa's beloved Poppies). I used PTI Spring Rain for the main image, and SU! Night of Navy for the outline. I also randomly stamped the swirly line from the set, the leaves and smaller outlines of the flower in SU! Kiwi Kiss. I also stamped smaller flowers in Night of Navy.
I used my new Nestabilities dies for the panels, and a large SU! white grommet with Kiwi Kiss ribbon for the drawer pull. The "foam" on the inside has been reused from other DSA jewelry businesses :]
This project was pretty easy. Probably because I seem to have lost my mojo AGAIN last weekend...but I feel that it's nearby, just waiting for me to pick it up and put it to work :O)
Don't fear though, our team has some amazing peeks that I can't WAIT to see!!
Be sure to stop by their blogs to check out their projects and to get a healthy dose of inspiration from each and every talented designer!
If you play along be sure to do two things; 1 - link your post to Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog, and 2 - use keyword MTTC03 in the online galleries. I really can't wait to see what you can do with Lauren's awesome templates!
Have a wonderful weekend.