Spring has finally arrived here in New England and my crafting has suffered for it! After such a long, cold, snowy Winter this fairer weather is literally a breath of fresh air and has the small man and I outside and enjoying a bit of desperately needed warmth and sunshine! I only made two cards last week, one of which I'm going to share with you today for the new Corrosive Challenge.
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Our theme for the challenge, Pretty Pastels, is perfect for Spring and the upcoming Easter holiday! The Paper Shelter has generously supplied the team with two images but I've been shopping there (twice!) recently and decided to work with this beautiful new release called Rose. She is colored with Copics and cut using the Classic Cirlces Nestabilities by Spellbinders. I received this new Magnolia Doohickeys die in the mail (after a really long wait, thanks USPS) and couldn't wait to use it! It's called ViewMaster and I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with it then sponged the edges with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I also used another new die and matching stamp set, both from Whimsy Stamps. These are called Tiny Shapes die set and Spell It Out. I created the "HI" sentiment with them. I added cheesecloth, a punched butterfly (Martha Stewart), flatback adhesive pearls, and a Tim Holtz Pen Nib. Papers are DCWV - Vintage Collector.
I don't usually purposely work with pastels so this was indeed a challenge for me, but I love how she turned out. I hope you'll pop over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see what soft and subtle creations the rest of the team has to share!