free for all challenge, and I’m published!

Today’s card is for the Free For All Challenge at SCS – which calls for creating something with an aviary theme – birds, winged things, feathers, etc and to use one color that you don’t normally use.  Here is my entry:

The two background panels are stamped with Memento London Fog on PTI’s soft stone paper with PTI’s diamond background and script images.  The butterflies (from Sweet N  Sassy) were stamped and colored with copics cut out and popped up on the script panel.

The yellow background mats are really white cardstock edged with a yellow copic marker.

Now  – about the ribbon accent.  No, I did not have ribbons that matched perfectly with the copic markers – I made them match!  I took narrow ivory satin ribbon and colored three strips with yellow,  green and blue copics in the same shades I used on the butterflies.

So – the butterfly image fulfills the aviary part of the challenge.  The color I don’t use very often?  Yellow, and the soft stone paper.  I liked the look of the paper when I first got it, but now it doesn’t seem to go well with alot of what I do, so this really was a challenge for me!

Published!

One of the goals I had for myself at the start of the year was to submit more items for publications with the hope of being published.  I am so happy to report that a card of mine is featured in the current issue of Through The Craft Room Door!    I won’t be able to post it here for few months, but I do hope you will take a look at the publication (here).     

Thanks so much for stopping by today!