During my blog-hopping travels yesterday I came across the current Viva La Verve Challenge which includes an inspiration photo and sketch.
The colors and textures had me thinking of a masculine design, particularly a Father's Day card. I flipped the sketch end for end and tried different layers, colors and die cuts until I settled on what you see here...
While it took me hours to finish, the design isn't complicated at all. I don't know why I struggle so much with layers at times. I guess it's just a mojo thing.
The layered die cuts symbolize different parts of the sentiment for me. The arrow was die cut from ledger pattern paper and it's positive pieces from the tail were kept in place so the delicate sentiment would have a more solid background to support it.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Stamps: (Strong Anchor) Verve (Antique Map) Flourishes
Dies: (word) SSS (arrow, heart) RC (stitched rectangle) LID (scalloped tag) PTI
Cardstock: (Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Linen Vellum) PTI
Pattern Paper: American Crafts
Inks: (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (Seafoam White) Ranger
Accents: (turquoise enamel dots) MME
Trim: (button twine) May Arts