It is a tough time of year in my craft room. I have gone through my room and separated out the stamp sets and dies that are retiring. I want to stamp with all of them before they retire on June 3rd. I am not sure if I will accomplish this but I am going to try!
This week the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge is a sketch. This sketch is another great one, so many possibilities.
I looked through my pile of retiring stamps and I didn't have to go very far before I found the set I wanted to use.
I saw the branch and thought it would be a perfect for the horizontal line on the sketch and I saw the 2 circles as flowers. Do you see it too? From the Best Birds stamp set I stamped the branch, 2 flowers and the bird in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used Stampin' Blends to color them and the Birds and Blooms Thinlits dies to cut them out. The Whisper White circle is one of the dies in the Stitched Shapes framelits. I wanted to soften it a bit so I lightly inked up the Crackle background stamp with Crumb Cake ink and placed the circle on the stamp and lightly tapped the back of the circle it to get an even more irregular crackle background. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the 2019 Occasions catalog, Floral Romance Specialty DSP pack.
Hope you enjoyed my take on the #CCMC558 challenge. Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.