Daily Archives: February 1, 2011

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Just For You…..

Many of you may have already seen the gorgeous inspiration picture for this week over on Just Add Ink, but just in case here it is again.


Aren’t Sunflowers just beautiful. They are so cheery and bright. One of my neighbours has some humungous ones in her front yard at the moment.


To enter this challenge, Just Add Ink 53, all you have to do is create something using this picture as your inspiration. It can be the colours, the flower, or even the feeling you get from the picture.


Now I looovvee Sunflowers but unfortunately Stampin’ Up don’t have a Sunflower image in their current stamp range. Maybe I need to suggest they add one…..lol


So for my card, I’ve gone with some of the colours in the picture, another flower, and the feeling of bright and cheery.


This is what I ended up with.


It’s nowhere near as bright as the picture is but I have used our brightest yellow being Daffodil Delight.


The colour combination I’ve used is from the Colour Coach using Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso (that’s 2 colours from the inspiration) and Cherry Cobbler. I’ve used a past Clean & Simple sketch which is #5 for the layout.


Stamp sets: Greenhouse Garden, Just Believe
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight Patterns DSP (Brights Pattern Stack)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler brads (Regals pack), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Matt Pack & Paper Piercing tool.


So what do you think?


Till next time….


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Fast & Fabulous with a touch of sadness

It was time for another Color Challenge over at My Create Ink! with their Color Lab Colour Challenge #26.

This is the colours we were given this week.


After looking at the colours provided I sat down and pulled out some cardstock for each colour plus some Very Vanilla and then went about deciding on what stamp set to use.


7 different stamp sets jumped out at me (not literally of course) with ideas but so far I have only created one card using the Fast & Fabulous Level 2 Hostess set.


I’m hoping to play a little more now that all my girls are back at school for full days from today.


I received some sad news yesterday before making this card, that one of my regular Stamp-A-Stack ladies had passed away last Friday.  This card didn’t start out as a sympathy card but once I’d made the card and was just deciding on the sentiment to add, the ‘With Sympathy’ from Teeny Tiny Sentiments seemed the appropriate one. The card is now in the mail to her daughter and family.


I started out by stamping the flower outline in Basic Gray onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. Then using a Blender Pen and Bashful Blue inkpad I coloured the flowers. I’ve then gone over them in parts with Perfect Plum to give them a mottled effect.


Here’s a closer look.


I’ve layered the image onto Bashful Blue and then added some ‘retired’ Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon. This is then mounted to some Perfect Plum.


The base card is Basic Gray which has a layer of Perfect Plum and then a layer of Bashful Blue Patterns DSP.


A couple of Perfect Plum brads and the sentiment completes the card.


Stamp sets: Fast & Fabulous, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue Patterns DSP (Subtles Pattern Stack)
Ink: Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Perfect Plum brads (Subtles Pack), Small & Large Oval Punches, 3/8” Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon (retired).


Check back later for hopefully another card using this colour scheme or another weekly challenge.


Till then…..


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