April 09, 2020
How are you? Hope you are doing well. It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC607. This week it is a color challenge.
Here's what I made.
Did some sponging using Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White cardstock. I love how it blended together. Around the edges I sponged some Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Do you see the little light splatters? I dipped my Aqua Painter in water and gently tapped on it to get the random splatters. I love how it adds a little more interest to the sponged cardstock.
The flowers are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set, heat embossed with Black embossing powder. I colored in the flowers and leaves using a Blender Pen and Garden Green, Poppy Parade, and Crushed Curry ink refills.
I wanted to add some shine to the flower petals and mistakenly squeezed the Wink of Stella too hard. I had a couple of big drops of Wink of Stella on my placemat and I didn't want it to go to waste so I painted the petals pretty heavily with it. I wish I could capture it better because the petals are pretty shimmery. I added a Poppy Parade twine bow from the Country Club Twine Combo pack to the stem of the flowers. I still feel it was missing something so I colored some Silver Metallic pearls using the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blend and added them to the card front.
I was looking for just the right sentiment. When I saw the Tasteful Textures set, I knew I had found it. Honestly when I first purchased this set I wasn't sure when I would ever use the sentiment but it fits perfectly the time we are living in.
Thank you for dropping by and if you have been inspired or are in need of some supplies, I would love to help you.
Hi Sharon, I absolutely love this card. Good Morning Magnolia is such fun to color, and this fun fold is incredible. I'd love to have the measurements, but I think I can figure out most of them if you'd answer one question. Is your base made of two pieces of 4 1/4" x 11" cardstock, with the inner half of each glued together? Thank you so much! Sheila
Posted by: Sheila Tatum | April 09, 2020 at 06:19 AM
Thank you, Sheila. The card base is actually 2 pieces 4" x 10-1/4" scored at 5-1/2". The 5-1/2" section is glued together. Hope that helps you!
Posted by: Sharon Hashimoto Burkert | April 09, 2020 at 11:46 AM