Happy Tuesday, peeps! It's the last day of March, and the last day of Sale-a-bration! Did you take advantage of it? You've got a little time left!
I have a couple of floral creations today, and they each have a very different feel to them! This one uses an older Artistic Outpost image that has never seen ink! As I was suffering from insomnia the other night, I thought of it--surely I'm not the only one who does that, right? Anyway, I was perusing my 6x6 stash and found this Night of Navy gingham (yes, more gingham, Michele!) and thought how pretty the tulips would look with it...kind of like Delft! So here we go with my very CAS blue tulips:
This uses the sketch from the Global Design Project:
I stamped my image in Night of Navy, and I did something I rarely do: I watercolored! It's not that I don't watercolor often, but when you watercolor with water-based ink outlines, you run the risk of making your image bleed! I was very, very careful and used an almost dry brush to add Blueberry Bushel and Seaside Spray inks to fill in my design:
I used the Stitched Shapes die to cut it out, and I used the Stitched Nested Labels die to create a banner; I used the "negative" portion for the fishtail, and used the straight die on the edges! A sentiment from Honey Bee finished it off. Simple!
My next card is for the SUO Challenge to CASE something from page 42 of the catalog, as well as the Time Out Challenge to use purple!
Purples are not usual my go-to colors, so I sort of forgot about poor Purple Posy...and it's such a pretty pastel shade! I chose to copy the bottom sketch of the SUO challenge, using a Purple Posy card base and some pretty floral paper from Best Dressed:
On another Stitched Nested Label diecut, I added a butterfly from Positive Thoughts in Pineapple Punch, a sentiment from Fable Friends in Mint Macaron, and I stamped the flower from Positive Thoughts in Highland Heather (stamped off twice) right on top of the sentiment. Some Iridescent sequins (that reflect in really weird colors, LOL) added a little sparkly touch. Some Nature's Twine, tied in a bow, coordinated with the greenery in the DSP:
I forgot to photograph the inside...I stamped the friendship sentiment from So Sentimental, so this definitely qualifies for the "friendship" part of the challenge as well!
Dana told me that Cassidy cooked herself a cheese steak! Yum! I think Ginger is thinking she should be able to have a sample, too! But I don't see anything green on that plate!! Tsk, tsk!
Dana, Cassidy and I actually got to video chat yesterday! Technology is pretty great...we had a couple little hiccups at first, but I think we've got it now!
Thanks for popping in today! Enjoy your social distancing and be blessed!
|Card 1 Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Honey Bee, A Lovely Day (Artistic Outpost)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Night of Navy, Night of Navy Gingham DSP|
|Ink||Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Seaside Spray|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies|
|Card 2 Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Fable Friends, Positive Thoughts, So Sentimental (inside)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Purple Posy, Best Dressed DSP|
|Ink||Mint Macaron, Pineapple Punch, Highland Heather|
|Accessories||Nature's Twine, Iridescent Sequins|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies|