Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fabulous Florets & 2 more challenges

I seem to be thriving on challenges lately.  In fact they are what got me back to daily card making.  When my ideas run dry I just pull up a challenge (or 2 to be more efficient) and I'm off and running.  Some are harder than others but these came together nicely, though it did take a long time to finish all the pieces!

The colors are from ColourQ Challenge #234 and the layout is for Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #86

That right, it says Apricot Appeal.   And then I realized I not only had ONE sheet of card stock left, but I had an AA Stampin' Spot AND marker.  REALLY!   I was surprised too.  So, I had to use them.  Now, I'm not lovin the paper color (Yikes it is bright!), but blended with the Calypso Coral the ink looks spectacular!  The color combo reminds me of Hawaiian flowers and I tried to make them look like coral hibiscus, but a bit more old-time.  I used a long retired aida background stamp, Fabulous Florets, and Happy Watercolor for the sentiment.  DSP is Watercolor Wonders and retired Winter Frost specialty DSP.  Originally I used antique silver instead of the pearls, but one look here will tell you why I switched.  Pearls just make it so elegant.

This is a big card, about 6.5x5.25.  I'll have to make an envelope for it before I give it to anyone!  Yeah for the envelope maker!!!

My DD walked in while I had my Stampin Spots out (from a pre-demo time years ago when you could get whole collections of them together - I had 3 sets before I finally broke down to the Classic pads).  Anyway, I don't have them anymore, they were 'lost' in DD's craft area, never to be heard from again.  So glad I saved them for her!  Oh, and does anyone else miss Sage Shadow?? 


Jan said...

Hi Jeanie,such a gorgeous card! I love your colouring of the flowers. Wow, Apricot Appeal! That brings back memories and I'd have to look thru Spots too I think! Thanks so much for sharing your card and story and joining us at the Paper Craft Crew this week :-)

Stamping Shanni said...

Jeanie - thank goodness for hording our old cardstock and inks eh? Love your take on the card challenge this week. Saw your link on PCC challenge and wanted a closer look. Thanks for the inspiring post.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Jeanie, your flowers are lovely! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

Pam Staples said...

Jeanie, I love your take on the sketch! Fun colors, great utilization of the sketch and such a wonderful card. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew! We hope you continue to follow us and play along again soon.