One of my favorite all-time, paper-crafting idols, who I admire so so much (and am secretly hoping to meet someday since we're both from the Chicago area), is Christina Kowalczyk. Her style is graphic, clean and simple. I think my style for the most part has evolved as a clean and simple style. Christina's artwork has been quite the source of inspiration for me, and I was thrilled when she joined the Papertrey Ink Design Team last year.
The goal for this is to use one of the designers' favorite cards from the past year and use it for inspiration for our own project. I couldn't decide which to use, so I combined ideas from two (the top two in the photo above). I used a gradient, like the first card, but stacked the Square Prints set like the second card. I felt it needed some more dimension or texture, so I added the large purple button in the center. Can I just say I LOVE the end result!!! I love challenges like these because it makes me think so differently and I come up with things that I probably would have NEVER done otherwise! I'd love to hear your feedback on this one ;) Thanks for stopping by for a visit!