Sunday, March 13, 2016

Vivid Thoughts

Hi there and welcome back!  I've been pretty quiet on my blog lately as I have not had much time to spend in my craft room lately but I made up for it this weekend by making 3 cards, one of which I am sharing in this post.  The color challenge at The Paper Players this week caught my eye and I decided to play along.


I pulled out a couple of long neglected Blendability Markers sets in Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay that worked great to color the Vivid Vases stamped image.  The stamp actually has 5 vases, but I wanted to use just the middle images, so I covered each one with a piece of tape, inked up the stamp with the ink pad, then removed the tape before stamping.


The vases were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black then colored with the markers.  I used a Blender Pen and a tiny bit of Smoky Slate to create shadows at the base of each vase.  Next, a panel of Bermuda Bay was cut with a Squares Collection framelit to create a frame for the vases and space to add the sentiment and Baker's Twine.  A few sequins were added and I was done!


Thanks for looking, and as always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  There's a link above to The Paper Players, so do be sure to use it to check out all the wonderful inspiration!

Hugs,

Stef


Stamps:  Vivid Vases, Sheltering Tree
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate
Other:  Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Blendability Markers, Black Baker's Twine, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Square Collection Framelit

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Stef--I love these vases. When I envisioned these colors, I saw black and white striped paper and you read my mind! Love the bold stripes and flowers. Thank you for joining the fun at The Paper Players!

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  2. Stopping by your blog and thought I would leave some card love. Love the boldness, the vases and shadows on the bottoms. This is an eye catching card,

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  3. Stef this looks absolutely amazing! I think you did a fantastic job with the challenge colors!
    Thanks for joining the Paper Players!

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