I have to share first off that I was able to go to a Scrapbook Expo this weekend. As I walked in the door, I stopped and took a deep breath of PAPER!!! It was just good to be around all of that scrapbook goodness. I can say that I was a bit disappointed in the show, I would have liked to have seen more new stuff and it just wasn't showing up a whole lot. I did get into a couple scrapbook stores afterwards and they satisfied that need though!
It is hard for me to ignore a good challenge plus can you tell what set of stamps I just received in the mail!?
At Moxie Fab, Cath showed off some amazing examples of cards using Navy Blue as the focal point and then she issued a challenge and I just had to play along. I took a plain navy blue piece of cardstock and embossed it with my Cuttlebug. Because I used a piece of Core'dinations cardstock, I could slightly sand the piece after it is embossed and it shows off a few shades of blue.
And, the new stamp set is from PaperTrey, Inc. I saw these flowers used on a project and I knew I had to have them. I stamped the flower with a white stamp pad on the same blue cardstock, you can see the texture in the solid white portion of the flower. I embossed this with white embossing powder and then cut it out. The leaves come from the same set and I used the tag die cut set for the little circle tag and one of the sentiments in that set.
The next challenge I played along with is the Unscripted sketch. Plus it goes along with the Play Date Cafe color challenge.
I used some of my new My Mind's Eye patterned paper, I pretty much want to use it on everything.
And, here is that flower again. This was not on purpose that I used it on both cards that I am sharing today, it just happens to be what I picked up for both. This time I just inked the flower with this great rust color and then I added some additional color with my Copic Markers.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)