Hello … bonjour! Surprise … a non DT post … my first since January! Each week I believe there’ll be a little spare time to just play with paper, ink and challenges … then it gets to Sunday night and there’s not. Pretty much where we’ve all been at one time or another, I guess! Today, though, at last, I have a trio of cards to share, inspired by a plenty of different challenges. Here’s the first …
My primary inspiration here came from my lovely friend Chriss‘s card for Muse Christmas Visions, 100th challenge party (many congratulations, ladies!) …I picked up on the colours, the gold and the layout … and stamped my festive spray using images from Concord & 9th‘s Flourish. This isn’t an outline stamp, so I did some of the layering in gold, to mimic Chriss’s embossing. For the main flower, I also used a water brush to blend the gold and white to create cream … and added some white gel pen highlights to the berries. The sentiment is from WPlus9 (inspired by SSS Monday).
I’m playing along at (badges at the bottom) …
Muse Christmas Visions – As above
Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday
SSS Monday – Inspired by a Song … Joy To The World
SSS Wednesday – Use More Than One Stamp … Two sets, lots of stamps
Watercooler Wednesday – All About Christmas
The next card is a bright, sunny little number …
This lovely MFT sunflower was gifted to me by my sweet friend Bev (thanks, Bev!) … it puts me in mind of the fields of them that will be in bloom around us by the summer. I did some ink layering (with MISTI) to get the graduated colour on the petals and leaves, die cut everything and adhered the flower and leaves onto my linen card base. The Papertrey sentiment (thanks, Judith!) was stacked three times and adhered over the sunflower … and I scattered some Lucy’s Little Gems around it.
This bright bloom is heading to (badges below)…
Just Us Girls – Inspiration Picture (below)
Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes
SSS Monday – Inspired by a Song … Sunflower by Glen Campbell
SSS Work it Wednesday – Sunshine and Summer Time
The Cat’s Pajama’s – Die Cutting
This last card may just have a familiar feel about it …
Yep, the same main image as the first card … though doesn’t it look different here in these summery shades (or at least it does to my eyes!). My colour palette came from a home decor piece I saw on Pinterest … I wanted something rather bold … and a bit different from my usual choices. The Concord & 9th Flourish images are simply stamp layered direct onto the card base … and I added a sentiment from Beautiful Branches, also from Concord & 9th. Voilà … it didn’t seem to need anything else!
I’m joining in with (badges below) …
Where Creativity Meets C9 – Floral
Less Is More – One Layer Card – Thinking of You
SSS Monday – Inspired by a Song … Wildflowers by Tom Petty
SSS Wednesday – Use More Than One Stamp … Two sets here
Hope your weekend has been a wonderful one … have a happy week! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita:)