Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Blooms

Hi there friends!  It's time for a new Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  I am the host this week and have chosen the colors Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam and Highland Heather, with a dessert option to use ribbon or twine.

I'm also joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (link here), where the theme is Anything Goes.

I chose the challenge colors with the floral stamp I used in mind.  An area of our garden brims with these lovely purple flowers for much of the summer and I enjoy them so much.

I used Stampin' Up inks in the challenge colors to watercolor this panel, also including Mossy Meadow for shading on the stem.  I knew I wanted to create a blue butterfly and when looking online found out about a local one called Fender's Blue Butterfly.  They are pretty rare, currently on the Endangered Species list.  I used the online photos to get as close as possible to the real life color.

When the panel dried, I trimmed it down and mounted a scallop panel of Balmy Blue on the back.  After wrapping with a bit of Linen Thread, it was popped up on an embossed panel of Soft Sea Foam card stock. 

Thanks for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  I've added links to both challenges, so be sure to check them out, and I hope you'll be able to join us for the SCS Color Challenge this week!


Product details
Stamps:  Happy Together (Penny Black)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue, Arches 140# Cold Press watercolor
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake
Other:  Layered Leaves embossing folder (SU), Card Front Element Builder scallop rectangle die (SugarPea Design), Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine embossing powder, Linen Thread


Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty! I love the way you used the blue paper partially behind the image. I also like your addition of twine. LOVELY card design!

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful stamp and card layout. The twine really pulls it all together. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Good Luck!

♥ Mindy