Sunday, May 29, 2016

FMS238 Remarkable You

I've had the Remarkable You stamp set for quite a while now, but haven't made anything with it.  Calla Lilies are one of my favorite flowers, I love their simple elegance.  Wanted to challenge myself to use the set for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
This sketch has multiple layers of shapes.  I chose to go a little more subtle and layer my ink colors:

I embossed the Calla Lilies with white ep on the Sweet Sugarplum panel.  I watercolored the flowers using Sweet Sugarplum, a touch of Perfect Plum, Emerald Envy and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners in Basic Black ink.

Always hard to capture the sparklyness of a card, but I tried to zoom in a little bit.  I mixed in some drops of Wink of Stella to my Daffodil Delight ink.
I outlined the flowers and filled in the stamen with the sparkly ink.  Love that you can make any ink color sparkly with just a few drops of the Wink of Stella clear!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the long weekend!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

FMS237 Live Laugh Love Card

After a non-self imposed hiatus, I'm back to blogging.  My old domain name expired when I thought I'd renewed it.  Tried to wait it out so I could re-buy it, but someone else snapped it up at auction.  Oh well!  Time to get a new domain name so and She Stamps was born!

To get back into the groove, I checked out Freshly Made Sketches, always a great place for inspiration with such talented artists!  Here's this week's challenge:
And here's what I came up with:

First step was to stamp the balloon images on the Whisper White panel.  I also stamped 3 times onto scrap paper and cut out to  make masks.  Added 2 way glue and once dry placed them on top of the balloons.

I made a paper mask using the negative die cut of the Sunburst Thinlit.  Added some 2 way glue to the back of the mask and let it dry.  Sponged Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White panel, going a little darker at the edges.  

Finally stamped the sentiment in black on top of the sunburst.  The right side band is the Pop of Pink DSP and the left it a strip of Melon Mambo cardstock.  

Stamp Sets:  Stampin' Up! - Layering Love, Celebrate Today
Colors:  Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Whisper White CS, Whisper White Thick CS
Accessories:  Sunburst Thinlit
Technique:  Masking

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