Hi everyone! I fell in love with the colors from this week's Color Throwdown and had to play. Aren't they just so fresh and summery?
I purchased the new Bloomers set from PTI this release because I just love flower images and this one looked so fun and easy to create some gorgeous flowers. I had a difficult time stamping that aqua flower because the stamp is so solid and the ink just pools on the stamp, leaving a blotchy impression. I tried wiping it several times with a baby wipe, using an eraser on it, stamping it over and over, and it still came out splotchy. But in the end, I do like how this came out. I did add some green for the leaves...it's hard to do leaves in any color but green (for me!). I used Tim Holtz's spritzer tool to get some ink splatters on the card. Love that thing! I used some texture paste and a stencil to get the stripes on the bottom of the panel then added some baker's twine to finish it off. The main panel was raised using some fun foam. Easy card, but took forever to create because of stamping those dang flowers!
For the layout, I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.
Just a reminder: This Saturday is the 300th challenge over at Just Us Girls and we are having a celebration! Prizes and all! Make sure you tune in for the celebration!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Bloomers and Beautiful Brushstrokes (PTI)
Paper: Recollections white, kraft
Ink: Cool Caribbean, apricot appeal, kraft, frayed burlap distress marker
Accessories: Bloomers dies (PTI), texture paset (Wendy Vecchi), dots and stripes stencil (WV), TH spritzer tool, baker's twine, fun foam