Ohhhh, boy, I enjoyed this!! This is my entry for the first 'Get Funky' challenge, and as an ex-Funky Hand DT member, it felt soooo comfortable and warmly familiar.. like coming home and seeing an old friend. What a delight! I'm still smiling. :o)
Anice, Funky Hand's creator, posed the first challenge.. a sketch. Great fun, too! We were allowed to play with it, as long as it still looked something like the sketch at the end. I prefer portrait cards to landscape (they stand up better! lol ;o), so I stood the oval up on end, and other than adding in my (new) signature floral/butterfly motif, I think the pattern is recognisable.
I used two papers from the Funky Little Christmas download, and a flower motif from the Shabby Saturday download. There's a fair amount of distressing and faux stitching goin' on. Hope you like it!
As for the rest, I don't have any oval nesties, so I improvised using MS Autoshapes to get the ovals, and handcut the scallops with fancy-edged scissors. I discovered I liked the slight offsetting of the ovals which left room for the gems.
I have to thank talented and Funky Hand DT member, Ruth, for her inspiration for the letters, as you'll see in her DT sample for the challenge, here >>>>>
Mine are from a Quickutz alphabet. Can't recall which one off-hand, and the craft room is downstairs. If you'd like to know which one, leave me a comment and I'll get off my big lazy backside and go and look! ;o)
The 'happy birthday' is computer-generated in the Cezanne font. Butterfly is Martha Stewart.
I think that's it. For now. Had my fun for the day. Better get on with some housework now. :o(
Enjoy the challenge!! :o)