Not sure I like exactly how this one turned out. And now seeing it on the computer I know why it just didn't seem right to me-The 2 BIG green circles! They should have been on opposite sides! And maybe I should have mounted the basket on some kind of a background. Oh well, it is what it is, I guess-I know if I try to change out the panels I'll mess it up. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (below). I will also enter this in the Tuesday Throwdown#115 (use gems in your artwork), and Jay Gee's Nook challenge #23 using this inspiration grouping(below). While the colors of the dots are not the same colors as the inspiration photo, as soon as I saw the IP, I thought of this paper. Works for me!
Anywhooooo- It's pretty simple. I love this new 6x6 paper pad I picked up from Echo Park-Sweet Summertime-Flower Garden-such pretty papers. I cut the panels out with Spellbinders Classic Labels small & large. The basket of leaves-I have no idea where I got that. It's a diecut, and I'm thinking it's made with a Cuttlebug or Sizzix die and the leaves are a punch. I added some lines to the basket with a Memento Rich cocoa marker to give the basket some dimension. Also added some Stickles to the leaves for sparkle-Maybe it's frost on them ;). I stamped the sentiment from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Happy Birthday Words with Versamark and added MS Ebony embossing powder. I embossed the yellow strips with a Cuttlebug folder (have no idea the name-it's one of the first ones I bought way back when I started all this crazyness!). I added three rhinestones to balance it out.
Okay, time to go take the sheets off the line and start supper! Yup, I have to cook again! Man, if only we didn't have to cook & eat, just think of all the time we could spend crafting!!!