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Thank you Marcia!
The photograph in my blog header was taken by my friend Marcia who graciously allowed me to use it in my blog after I ooooh'd and aaaah'd over it last summer. Thanks so much, Marcia!
When I saw Nichole's inspiration photo for the March Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink, I was really smitten with the colors. And I had a bit of time last evening to work on a quick card.
The inspiration photo:
I used PTI Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist cardstock (yes, it really IS Aqua Mist!), Everyday Button Bits for the balloon strings and Mega Mixed Messages for the sentiment. Various polka dots on the balloons were made with Versamark and stamps from my stash (the middle balloon design is from PTI Round & Round). Martha Stewart balloon punch and EKSuccess border punch. Twine from The Twinery.
This is a first!
I don't believe I've EVER had 2 posts in one day in the history of my blog! Go Me!
After the last Tuesday Trigger post, I had an extra stamped image of the Hero Arts brocade...I couldn't just throw it away....I HAD to do something with it. And there, next to my desk, was the Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge #119 printout. Perfect! That sketch along with the gorgeous, elegant colors of the most recent Tuesday Trigger inspiration, I had the card made in minutes (well, almost)! Without further ado, here it is:
White, Crumb Cake & Blushing Bride cardstock by Stampin' Up!. Vintage Brocade stamp by Hero Arts. Large flower by Outlines, small flower by Basic Grey. Sentiment by Memory Box. Twine by the Twinery. Button from Michael's. Versamark and SU! Crumb Cake ink.
I decided to play a new challenge this week. The one over at the Moxie Fab blog that uses a photo as inspiration.
I decided to use both the color palette and the damask pattern of the rug. I've had the Antique Brocade stamp from Hero Arts for awhile and I thought it just needed to get inky. Loved the pop of pink mixed with the white and kraft-ish color.
Kraft (crumb cake) and white cardstock is Stampin' Up! Green for the leaves is from a scrap in my scrap pile. The brocade is stamped in crumb cake ink. The flower is the Little Stencil Flower by Hero Arts...I used a Marvy marker to ink it up and then used my Prisma pencils to add shading and depth after stamping. Sentiment embossed in white is by Savvy. Seam binding is crumb cake by SU!, twine is the new Flax from the Twinery and the button is from A Muse.
A couple of quick cards today for a couple of quick challenges. I don't often combine challenges (I think that's kind of cheating), but this week two of my favorites are walking hand in hand down the same road.
OLW 81 over at Jennifer Styles blog asks for cream & black with bling. LIM 57 over at the Less is More blog asks for Neutral color. Both ask for a clean and simple design. Well, I think these fit the bill. All cardstock is cream, with images and sentiment in black ink.
Agapanthus Cluster image by Stampendous, sentiment by A Muse, black bling by Hero Arts.
Agapanthus Cluster image by Stampendous, sentiment by Hampton Art, bling by Hero Arts.
Flower cluster image by Just For Fun, sentiment by Morning Star, bling by Hero Arts.