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Sunday, May 8, 2016

weekend crafting adventures

I saw this on Facebook Friday - how perfect is that? - SOO me!  And yes, I spent the weekend crafting :)  I warmed up by recreating some cards from Pinterest so I could close some open tabs on my PC.

Then I tackled the Curtain Call challenge, and found inspiration in the flowers and colors:

stamp set - Awesomely Artistic; ink - Perfect Plum, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz; card stock - Vellum, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz; Wink of Stella - Gold; Big Shot with Brick Wall embossing folder
I really love how the gold Wink of Stella looks green on the vellum layer over the Lost Lagoon layer of the dragonfly's wings!  I can never decide/remember whether dragonflies are green, or blue, or both, so I think it's just perfect (even if I do say so myself).

Today, I worked on ATCs (also know as Pocket Art Cards) for DLP2016™.  Last week's prompt was to use a color I avoid - which obviously would be pink (bleah):
stamp set - Elements of Style (retired); ink - Blushing Bride; card stock - Naturals White (retired); designer series paper - Fan Fare (retired); 1/2" crochet lace - Venetian (retired); broken earring, heart charm and pre-tied bow from my stash of stuff rescued/saved "because it ought to be good for something someday"

While I had the Blushing Bride (least annoying shade of pink) out, I made a card using Libby's Watercooler sketch:
stamp set - Rose Wonder; ink - Blushing Bride, Versamark; card stock - Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride; designer series paper - Go Wild; 1" lace - Tip Top Taupe; Big Shot with Ovals Collection framelits

It ended up totally different than my original ideas, which didn't involve turning the sketch sideways and started with using one of the "wild" designs in the designer series paper stack, but this worked out.  And, none of the components are retired - yet!


Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, I love that you turned the sketch on its side. The background stamping of the large rose just peeks out enough to be recognizable but doesn't take any interest away from the rest of the design. Great combination, using the Tip Top Taupe with the Blushing Bridge. They really compliment each other beautifully. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

libbystamps said...

Love how you turned your card on the side Kath - Thank you for playing along with my challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday

Deborah said...

I like how you created your own background, stamping the large rose onto the cardstock, Kathe. This sketch works very well, rotated sideways, as you did. Thanks for joining us for this Watercooler Wednesday challenge. ~Deborah

Gail said...

Kathe, I love the softness of the colours you used and the way you used the ribbon as one of the elements of the sketch. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining the Watercooler Challenge!

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty cards!