Sunday, March 25, 2018

Hugs and Smiles

Happy Sunday All!
WOW!  Just one week away from Easter Sunday!
Where is the time going???

Today I have a card to share that I created yesterday to satisfy two challenges I spotted over at Paper Playful. 

 First is the sketch I followed a Feeling Sketchy Challenge #189
Sketch #189

and next, is the color combination which caught my eye at the Calling All Sistahs Challenge

I love finding challenges such as these that inspire me to put them together and get creative.  I always end up with something that I would have never come up with myself.

(Ooops .. I think I made a mistake ... the Calling All Sistahs Challenge MIGHT be CAS (clean & simple) which my card is not!  Sorry ... oh well ... sharing it anyways.  Still was a fun color combo to create with.  Bright & happy!!

I created a couple of background panels using my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks but then wasn't happy with how they blended together.  Of course you mix yellow & green, you get blue and that's what wasn't going to work for the color challenge.  SO, I used the one panel to stamp & fussy cut my flowers, and I will save the other panel for another time.  By switching over to the Tim Holtz Distress inks, I sponged & blended the same color inks to create this background.  That's better!  LOL

My flowers are from a stamp set I just purchased from Simon Says Stamps called 'Even More Spring Flowers' #sss101814.  I stamped them on my oxide inked panel using Versafine Onyx ink then embossed with clear embossing powder, then fussy cut with scissors.  I popped up the upper flower with Scotch dimensional tape and adhered the lower flower directly to the background.  Nuvo dandelion yellow crystal drops was used for the flower centers.

Challenges to share in:
A Bit More Time to Craft  Challenge #64 - ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

As Always . . .

Papers:  White cs
Stamps:  Verve 'Kind Words', Simon Says Stamp 'Even More Spring Flowers'
Dies:  Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles,  Poppystamps 'Stitched Main Street tags',  Sue Wilson 'Finishing Touches - Trailing Ivy'
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks -  'Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw' ... TH Distress Oxide Inks -   'Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover, Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Scotch dimensional tape, Wrights lace, Nuvo crystal drops, Prima flower, large sponge daubers, Clear Embossing Powder

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