Hello everyone! This past week Peachy Keen Stamps had their July Stamp Release. And as always - on the Peachy Keen Connection they had a Release Party and a couple of fun challenges. Today, I have the first of two challenges to share with you.
Challenge #1: This is a THEME challenge. And the theme is ~ CREATE A SCENE. You can make anything you would like and you can use the Peachy Keen Stamps of your choice.
Here is my entry:
For this project, I channeled my inner Nikki from Scrappin' Navy Wife. ;) She is on the PKS ~ Design Team and she is a master of the paper piecing technique! The paper for the blue sky background is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ the Guy stack. The paper for the rolling greens hills is from the Echo Park Paper Co. ~ Springtime collection. And the paper for the light brown dirt underneath the tree is from the Die Cuts With A View ~ the Guy stack.
This fun tree image is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Home Tweet Home stamp set. The paper tree base is from the Bella Blvd ~ Finally Fall collection. And the papers for the tree leaves are from the Die Cuts With A View ~ the Guy stack. I paper pieced the tree together and also used some pop dots for extra dimension.
This super cute sun image is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ You are my sunshine! stamp set. The paper for the sun's rays is from the Bella Blvd ~ Finally Fall collection. The paper for the sun's face is from Recollections. I used some chalk for the cheeks, a Prismacolor ~ pencil for the mouth and a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll pen for the eyes and cheek accents. I also added some pop dots underneath the round sun face for more dimension. Oh - and I can't forget the cloud - it's cut with the cloud die from the My Creative Time ~ Fly Away With Me Dies.
The perfect little picket fence is cut from the Martha Stewart : Seasonal Cake Art ~ Cricut cartridge. I welded two fence pieces together using the Gypsy. My favorite part - the cute little birdies - they are from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Home Tweet Home stamp set. I colored them in with Copic ~ Sketch Markers. I used pop dots underneath the fence and the birdies for even more dimension. ;)
Last, but not least, this sweet little sentiment is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ You are my sunshine! stamp set. The ink for all the images and the sentiment is black ~ Ranger Archival ink.
So what do you think of my "SCENE"? Don't you just want to have a picnic by that tree??? I totally do . . . except with those birdies around - I would need to be careful. This may be TMI, but I've been pooped on by a bird 4 different times during my life! My BFF tries to tell me that it's lucky, but I just think that's something people say to try and make you feel better when you are covered in bird poop!!!! LOL ;)
Well my creative friends, that's it for today. Make sure you head on over to the Peachy Keen Connection to check out all the other entries. I will see you back here again tomorrow with Challenge #2.