This card is for the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays #5 - sketch challenge (layout inspiration)
the Playdate Cafe Challenge #84 - colours: lavender, green, pinkish/red (colour and theme inspiration)
And look what I came up with (so fun):
Doesn't it just look like such a happy window? I was going to have a semi-circular window with a birdcage showing. But the PDCC photo tipped me over to having a vase on the windowsill and stuck to the rectangular shape.
The vase is obviously the focus and it has been stamped, sponged and punched - you wouldn't think it started out as a bit of scrap white card! I just love this technique of using the Stampin Up ornament punch to make a vase (read more about this technique here). Actually, I also "glazed" it with shimmer paint, fighting the temptation to put glossy accents on it which would have been too in-your-face here (IMHO anyway).
The curtain works! It's made from white tissue stamped with lavender flowers. I put eyelets on the top so you can move it along a piece of string. WHY? Because it's fun and I can be a little crazy sometimes. The scallops which were part of the sketch made for a lovely pelmet to hide all the curtain fittings. :-)
all Stampin Up stamps:
Pocket Silhouette, Bliss (vase), Apple Blossoms (sentiment), So Happy For You (flowers)
I don't talk much about adhesives but it might interest you that I used 5 different types here: foam mounts, glue dots, glue (pen) for some of the tiny leaves, tape and sticky strip (I don't want this window to fall). That's a record for me I think.
I think having a lot of white keeps it in the CAS side of things.
This was fun.
Thanks to all the lovely comments everyone - I really do appreciate the time and effort you put in doing so.
May your day be bright and may the outlook through your window fill you with happiness.