Friday, October 16, 2009
It's Farm Fresh Friday again! I hope you're all having fun with these challenges. I know I am!
When I saw this week's challenge, I immediately got this sharp pain in my chest and I had to sit down for a bit. Why? Because this week's challenge is called Thrills Without Frills. It's a limited supply challenge where the only embellishment you can use are buttons! No ribbon, no frills, just buttons! I don't know what ribbon ever did to whomever came up with this idea but I guess that's why they call it a 'challenge'!
I have heaps of buttons but I never exclusively use them on a card sans anything else, so this was a challenge for me! I colored up the uber sweet Maggie Bunny drawn by TGF's newest designer, Marine Neira with reinkers and an aquapainter brush on some Strathmore Bristol Vellum cardstock. It's not as forgiving as watercolor paper, but I love the smooth surface. The name 'vellum' apparently only describes the ever so slight texture to the paper. It's not vellum in the real sense of the word.
I'm not sure what exactly 'no frills' means, but I interpreted it as being no other embellishments, so I used decorative scissors, a scalloped punch and a corner punch (with the guard off) to create some added interest.