Friday, May 15, 2015

Dahlia Tag

Happy FriYay! I'm sharing a happy little tag I created using Simon Says Stamp products for both the SSS Monday Challenge AND the SSS Wednesday Challenge.

The Wednesday Challenge also included this adorable color swatch. Can't go wrong with shades of teal and pink! I used a lot of Simon exclusive products; I tried to use a mix of product types, too.

You can see the Simon products are "Card Exchanging Friends" stamp set, "Falling Hearts" stencils, and both the "Delicate Dahlia" and "Outline Dahlia" dies.

I created the base of the tag by watercoloring with Gelatos in pink and mint colors. Second, I added a few floral rub ons from Tim Holtz, then I scraped Whipped Spackle over the Falling Hearts stencil. That was really all the background needed.

The time consuming portion of the tag was definitely the Dahlias. I first die cut the Outline Dahlia on watercolor paper and painted them with Peerless Watercolors. Then I cut the Delicate Dahlia die from patterned paper. Once they were arranged/glued on my tag I added Icicle Stickles to each individual petal. The shimmer was 100% worth the time!

The sentiment was stamped on watercolor paper and fussy cut. The two banners were added to the tag using foam adhesive.

Have a fabulous Friyay! I'm about to watch my hubby's championship soccer game, yippee!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Story Must be Told - Unity Hop

It's Unity Thursday again! The second Thursday of each month also means a brand new Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge. I played along with the color challenge and the scrapbook sketch challenge...

The scrapbook page is full of those bright springy colors. The photo is actually of me and two other Unity girls, Lisa Arana and Kris Lancaster! We got together in April for catching up and food and lots of drinks :)

Seems like a weird photo to scrap, huh?! The stamp from the May 2015 SMAK that says "the story must be told" is so fitting for this. So... here's the story

"Lunch with my Unity girls - Kris and Lisa. Our attempt at taking our own group photo... Lisa claimed she had set the photo timer... WRONG. Oh well, 2 out of 3 of us were ready!"

I used pink and yellow inks to stamped the triangles (from Feb 2015 SMAK) along the bottom of the page. The butterfly and a few other images from the May 2015 SMAK were heat embossed in black on top of a gorgeous multicolor pattern paper. I love how the black embossing looks... the butterfly almost looks like velvet.

Time for the SALE! There are some darling free stamps with purchase (that little owl?! LOVE him!) and hundreds of favorites priced under $10! Run to the Unity site and START SHOPPING THE SALE!

As always, Unity can't have a hop without a prize! Leave a comment on the Unity blog and the Designers along the hop for a chance to win! There will be two lucky winners :)

Enjoy the hop and fabulous inspiration from the other ladies. Your next stop is the beautiful Shilo.


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Monday, May 11, 2015

Enjoy Your Day!

Watercolors will never get old! I stand behind that statement :) I finally had time to play with a newer Lawn Fawn set "Let's Play". I actually stamped every single image and just spent the day watercoloring them all... that's a good way to waste time!

Isn't this set adorable?! Everything was fun to color and even more fun to fussy cut ;) I colored all the images using Peerless Watercolors.

I used the Stitched Hillside Borders to cut some watercolor paper to create the ground on the card. The clouds were die cut with dies from 'Hello Sunshine' and also painted with Peerless Watercolors.

I added some Stickles along the clouds, tree, and birdies. I created this card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge "Watercolors"

Enjoy Your Day!


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