Here is another card I finished up this weekend for the 100in100 challenge. I had this image from Stampin’ Up! Still Life Stems stamped, cut and matted on Really Rust, so all I had to do was color it with Prismacolor Pencils. I used a scrap of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper for the background and Pumpkin Pie for the card base.
ETA: Wow, I am floored, this card was mentioned 3 times on the Splitcoaststampers Weekly Favorites! I guess it is a good thing I didn’t give up on this one.
This is another card I made with scraps and outtakes from my desk. I stamped and embossed the PSX Bird of Paradise a few weeks ago for a technique challenge to use reinkers. I attempted to do the watercolor with reinkers technique, but I did everything I could think of to make it look half way decent and I just couldn’t get it to look good. I put it down and came back to it a few days later and with the help of my markers, I got it to look ok. And then I got the spot! Right smack dab in the middle of the image! I don’t really know where it came from, but there it is, in all it’s glory, lol. I almost threw this one in the trash, but I decided to cut it out and use a simple black oval mat on a Naturals White card base. When I showed my daughter she said, “Mom, don’t put that one on your blog”. Oh well, win some, lose some.
So it is time for a new Design Team over on SplitcoastStampers for the Clean and Simple Weekly Challenge. I am not a pure 100% CAS artist, but I lean more towards CAS then any other style, so I decided to submit for the CAS Summer 2012 DT Search: Make a Fashion Statement. CHALLENGE #1 was to Make a Fashion Statement with Flowers, so I chose this pretty PSX Magnolia stamp for my notecard. These botanical stamps are quite large, so I used a 5 x 5 card base, trimmed my image panel very close and used a very thin mat before mounting on the Vanilla base, to allow for as much white space as possible.
I stamped the Magnolia in Versafine Sepia and colored with Stampin’ Up Markers, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel and Summer Sun for the flower, Certainly Celery and Garden Green for the leaves. These PSX stamps are so easy to color. They are so well drawn, all the shading is done for you!