Apparently, I'm addicted to doing challenges this month. ;)
I found another challenge I decided to do. This time, it's over at Our Daily Bread Designs, which looks like it has some nice Christian themed stamps and dies, and a few others that are more generic.
This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. That's where the challenger provides a layout sketch for your project, and you try to do something to match the sketch.
Here's what I came up with after some brainstorming with mom.
This was done on a cardstock called stardust -- it's white with little colored flecks in it to give it a little character. I printed the bible verse directly on the cardstock. I used the Paintbox Poppets project CD from Crafter's Companion (link in my sidebar) for the girl and to print a coordinating paper for the ribbon. I cut and embossed the girl and her coordinating frame with a spellbinders die.
On the bookmark/ribbon section, I stamped the flourish with Perfect Medium, then tapped blending chalk in blue and pink for the detail. Then I dusted it with Perfect Pearls in a pink interference color. The shine doesn't really show up well in the picture, but you can almost see it -- that's not a smudge on the lower leaf, that's reflection off the Perfect Pearls.
At the base of the ribbon is a cute angel stamp that I stamped in versamark watermark ink and tapped with the blue chalk, then I attached two pieces of lacy ribbon and a pink pieced flower for the 'bow'. In the middle of the flower, I glued some flowersoft for a bit of center dimension. Finally, I added a few highlights to the girl with sakura glaze pens. Not much, just enough for a little pop here and there.