Today I'm excited to be playing along as a 'Friend of DYSU' for their latest challenge, 'Circles'. Thank you to Pauline for thinking of me and for Ren-Yi for formally inviting me to take part in the challenge :)
You can find all the details of the DYSU challenge and how to play along by visiting the DYSU Blog ->here<-
The team are lucky enough to have been provided with images from 'Crafty Sentiments Designs' and I have used their sweet 'Windmill House' digital image on today's card.
As the DYSU theme is circles, the sails on the little 'windmill house' are just about perfect!! I re-sized the image to my liking and then printed two copies of the windmill as I knew I would want to cut out the sails seperately and pop them up for extra dimension. I die cut around one windmill using using my Spellbinders Standard Circles nestabilities. I sponged some Memento Blue Sky ink around the windmill for the sky and I then printed the very same image again onto scrap of MME woodgrain patterned paper and cut out the roof to do a little paper piecing.
The brickwork is coloured using Copic Markers in very neutral tones, a touch of red for the tiny flower and fresh greens for the grass. The sentiment 'For You' is from Papertrey Ink's 'Men of Life' stamp set.
I used some gorgeous papers by Pink Paislee from their Indigo Bleu line to make my background. I used circular paper designs to fit the DYSU theme and some gorgeous blue seam binding as a finishing touch.
I really hope you will play along with this fun 'Circles' Challenge and pay the Design Team a visit via the DYSU Blog. Enjoy the rest of your crafty time this week.
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Papers: Pink Paislee - Indigo Bleu
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Sky Blue
Spellbinders: Standard Circle Lge; Blossom Nestabilities
Stamps: Digital Download 'Windmill House' by Crafty Secrets;
Papertrey Ink: Men of Life
Blue Seam Binding: The Ribbon Reel