For this week's challenge we have a fabulous sponsor, Sakura of America. When I first began scrapbooking 8 years ago, their Metallic Gelly Roll pens were the first pens I bought. And I love the white Gelly Roll pen they have too. Sakura of America was generous enough to send me a few new pens and products to try out for this challenge and I am totally in love with their Quickie Glue pen!
So this week I was inspired by my Sakura products as well as our great featured Etsy shop this week, United Thread. First up is a fun little Easter project.
Now what crafter wouldn't love this little bucket to show up at their door Easter morning! :) For the egg tag I used my oval Nestabilities and decorated it using my new Souffle pens from Sakura of America. Then I just added some coordinating ribbon from American Crafts to finish off the tag and bucket. This project was actually inspired by this painting from United Thread. The egg shape of the water made me think Easter and the bright blue reminded me of my Target dollar spot buckets that I had! :)
Next, I was inspired by this Honey Comb painting from United Thread. I loved the golden color and was also inspired by the white space.
Here is where my inspiration took me...
For this card I used Sakura's pretty gold Sticklers and the Quickie Glue pen that I mentioned earlier. What I love about the Quickie Glue is that it has such a fine tip and application that you can even use it on sentiments. I'm sure with a little more practice I'll be able to make it look even better! :) The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the glitter I used is Martha Stewart.
Oh, and just a little tip for glitter...I find that using a small dry paintbrush is a great way to get those extra glitter pieces (that seem to want to stick around in all the wrong places) off your card.
Wow, I am a little long winded today. :) Okay so go to the Etsy Inspired Blog for more details on how to play along in the challenge for your chance to win a great prize from United Thread and Sakura of America!
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT too!
- Courtney (February Guest Designer)
- Lisa (February Guest Designer)