Thursday, July 2, 2015

Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches

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'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



Dari said...

I love your card :). I am not usually one who likes orange, but it is perfect in this. TFS.

Jen Mitchell said...

I hate the blotchy ink thing too. So aggravating. But I will say that it's not noticeable on the flower and the whole card looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jodi Collins said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! LOVE the layout and those flowers are SO pretty! Thanks for playing along with The Color Throwdown!

Celeste Goff said...

Great card! I love the ink splatter in the background!

KayM said...

Oh what a pretty card! I love that PTI set and the sketch and colors are amazing!!

Cindy Lovell said...

This card is perfect Lisa!! The colors,the beautiful design!! Love it!!
Thank you so much for joining us a FMS!!!

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