This card has been made for the following challenges:
Clean and Simple - FTL160 - sketch
Less is More - LIM35 - colour challenge - THE COLOUR OF YOUR EYES
Earlier this week I got Jonathan to take a photo of my eyes - just so that I could check the colour. I've got green eyes, not brilliant emerald green (although I'd like that), but a softer, more subtle green. And since looking closely at Jonathan's photo, I realise that I have a dark grey edge to my iris and subtle yellow/gold flecks at the pupil edge. I guess, I should say I've got hazel eyes!!
I really like the idea of basing the colour on our eyes - and I have the perfect stamp too! I stamped the image twice - one I cut out using my nestie and then added shading around the edge, the other I coloured some of the flowers and cut them out to layer. Once I'd assembled the image and mat, I added some very sticky tape to the bottom edge on the back and attached loops of ribbon - all in shades of green and gold/yellow. I've adapted the sketch by turning it through 90° and I've opted for a smaller sentiment as I didn't want to over power the image.
Stamps: Funstamps - Flower Face (FM216); My Paper World - Borders and Motifs
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Basic Grey, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron; Versamark
Spellbinders: Classic Rectangles Lg (S4-132) #5, Classic Rectangles Sm (S4-130) #5
Accessories: Card, sentiment and ribbons from stash
Now, I'm going to finish my craft room - just got a bit more sorting and tidying to do and then it done. For now!!! I'm having a very large skip delivered shortly so that I can start to sort out our rooms. It's amazing just how much stuff you accumulate over the years, and our garage is full of empty cardboard boxes, and stuff that's broken and I've not removed. So, I'm going to be very, very busy over the next few weeks! That said, I'm still going to find time to play! See you tomorrow!