Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Florals for Fun

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
Accessories Dimensionals
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


Bonnie said...

Love, love, love that blue gingham, LeAnne! A beautiful card with great watercoloring! The soft shades of purple are so pretty and springy. Love that butterfly!

I Card Everyone said...

I think I want a bite of that cheesesteak, please!!
LeAnne, you're so sweet to share that navy gingham today... and that gorgeous DSP on card two looks as if it were water-colored, too!
A double dose of delight this morning … but I still want that cheesesteak!

Wendy said...

Both cards are beautiful, LeAnne! Love the blue gingham paper with your beautifully colored flowers & design! The Purple Posy card is just perfect for spring and again I loved the design! Simple & beautiful! Well done! :)

Kampin' Karen said...

There are so many things to comment on for this post. Let's see if my memory will hold:
1. The "delft" card is great. You did a wonderful job of watercoloring.
2. The catalog card is a "must case" for me. You've used all the colors I love. I don't own that DSP...didn't think I wanted it but now it's too close to new DSP coming out so I'm going to save myself.
3. I think we are all fighting over that cheesesteak. She needs to share her recipe with her fans!
4. You are a blessing and you make me smile!

Cindy B Designs said...

I love all of your cards and your work. It's beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at SUO Challenges. Please join us again on April 14 when a new challenge goes up.

Heather said...

So gorgeous, Leanne - I've been using that pretty floral print more than I thought I would too - and a LOT of Purple Posy with it, lol. Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

Frenchie said...

Awwwww, Cassady is so grown up , and beautiful, and her sandwich looks D......
Thanks for sharing, you all stay healthy and happy ♥️
Hugs Frenchie

Lisa Elton said...

Your "Delft" card is just gorgeous, love the tulips and gingham together! Two marvelous spring cards!

Fiona said...

I love your take on the sketch for SU Only challenge - I adore those tulips you painted - they look so pretty - that's not a set I'm familiar with - thanks for joining us this week.

Nonni said...

That patterned paper is so so pretty, love the water color look of the flowers. Thank you for joining our Purple for Epilepsy Awareness/Friendship challenge at Time Out!

Linda Callahan said...

Fabulous florals! And the blue delft card is amazing - wow!

Shona Chambers said...

I haven't eaten all day so that cheese steak has me drooling......yum!! Your card for our challenge is so beautiful and I'm in love with that floral paper. Adding the very soft flower image to the sentiment die-cut is genius and you've matched the colours so well. I'm so very glad you shared this card with us at TIME OUT and please stay safe!

Christy Lynn said...

Ooh, I love your pastel card, LeAnne! (Well, they're both beautiful!) I know purple is just not some folks' cup of tea but you've really made Purple Posy shine on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh beautiful! Those pretty pastel flowers are just perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!