Upsy Daisy

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Rustic Oak

I’m back with another card to share with you all, making it 3 posts today. Gotta love this rainy weather for something….lol

This time I’ve used the Utah Divas International Colour Challenge #22.

I found these colours a real challenge to use together and am not sure if I like this card yet or not. Maybe you could leave a comment and let me know what you think and/or offer suggestions?

I decided I’d use the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and do some ‘thumping’ using More Mustard and Tangerine Tango on the leaves for the Oak tree image.

Here’s my end result.


I’ve only used a little of the Tangerine Tango on the tree which you may not even be able to see in the image. I’ve also used Tangerine Tango on part of the sentiment. I found the Tangerine Tango to be a bit bright and a little out of place with the other ‘earthy’ colours.


Stamp sets: Lovely As A Tree, Upsy Daisy, Wonderfully Worn
Card: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: More Mustard inkpad, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango & More Mustard Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Hemp Twine.


Till next time…..

Friendship Tulips

I have 3 challenges lined up to complete today. I was hoping to get most of them done yesterday but it didn’t happen. So all going well and I get them completed you’ll have 3 posts to see today.

First up is this weeks ColorLab Color Challenge #27.

Here’s the colour we were given.


Deciding on a stamp set and layout for this challenge wasn’t easy for me. As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I’m trying to use stamp sets that haven’t been inked or haven’t seen much ink and not just grab for those ‘favourites’ or ‘easy to use’ sets. Mind you I still found it hard even if I had of chosen a ‘favourite’……lol

I’ve ended up going with a set that I’ve had for a little while but always forget about it. That set is “A Flower For All Seasons”.

The layout I’ve used is from Clean & Simple and is sketch #79.

I’ve kept the card fairly simple so this would also make a great Stamp-A-Stack card.

I’ve coloured the image using inkpads and a blender pen. I normally prefer to watercolour with an aqua painter but seeing how there is a bit of fine detail I thought the blender pen would give me more control over where the colour goes. I’ve coloured the basket with a very light shading of Peach Parfait, the bird has a deeper colouring of Peach Parfait, the tulips are Melon Mambo with Pear Pizzazz for the stems.

Stamp sets: A Flower For All Seasons, Upsy Daisy
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Accessories: 1 1/4” Square Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Till next time….

Some more Black Magic…..

I’ve already showed you the Upsy Daisy Black Magic Technique sample cards I made for our Team Stamp Camp demonstration last month but I also made up a couple using another set. I’m not liking these as much as the Upsy Daisy ones in Pacific Point, Basic Black & Whisper White but I thought I’d show them to you anyway. Maybe it’s just me……


I’ve highlighted some pieces on these cards using the Signo Gel Pen. I’m not sure if that’s what I don’t like or if it’s just the colours.

What do you think? Do you prefer the other set better too.

Till next time….