Friday, August 31, 2012

Shades of Blue

Not sure why, but both of the cards I want to share use LOTS of shades of blue.
I used the retro sketch for this week for the layout of my card.
I have had some Kaleidacolor stamp pads in my stash for years and decided to pull one of them out. I always loved these because of how easy it is to get more then one color or shade of a color on your stamped image at once.  This one is shades of blues. I used it on the zig zag Hero Arts stamp and on the butterfly. The butterfly is finished off with little beads glued down the middle.
Here is the sketch at retro sketches.
I love this flower bouquet stamp by Hero Arts, it is so fun to play with and to play with different coloring ideas.
I took a piece of transparency to use as a palette and sprayed two different colors of spray mist in a puddle, trying to keep them a little bit separated. After I stamped the flowers with white ink and embossed them with white, I blotted up some of the spray mist by placing the flowers down into the puddle. Of course the paper instantly picked up ink.  I thought it was fun to have the irregular coloring.
I created a little background grouping of stamps on the white cardstock.  The images were all inked by using spray mist as my ink.  The border is an EK Success border punch.
And for some pretty cute photos...
Look what we did this week!!! He is very proud of the new hair cut and the new shoes.

 Yes, he wears a uniform but he still gets his dinosaur backpack!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. awesome colors and the cards are gorgeous!! cute little fellow, too!!

  2. Your cards are gorgeous!! LOVING all the blues and how stinkin' cute cute cute is he?!?!?!?!! ADORABLE!!!!!

  3. Linda this is just beautiful. All the elements woks so perfectly together. Cute pics of the little one. Wishing you a fab weekend.
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  4. Great take on the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week.

  5. Both cards are stunning, Linda! You have used the sketch and colors so fabulously! Your little grandson is such a cutie!!! ADORE!

  6. That little grandson of yours just melts my heart he is soooo CUTE!! Your cards could not be lovelier!

  7. awww..what a cute and handsome young man your little grandson is! :)
    and of course your cards are adorable! thanks for the inspiration :)