Always on My Mind...... and blog candy update
Homage to Retiring Colors # 7

Magical Sunday - homage to retiring colors #6

Hi Everyone

Well... Lou left town again this morning, which meant a wake up at 6.30!  Trish, you know, I've been trying to tie this guy down since 1995 - nothing seems to be working:-)

I spent time housecleaning today and then trying to finish up labeling the storage in my new cabinet.  However, my mind was definitely on yesterday's house.  Lynn, you are so right..... sometimes houses feel like home, and this one certainly did.  I was imaging our furniture in the spaces - that's when you know it's home!  However.... back to reality :-)  I mean, it's not as though we don't have a nice view from our house and it isn't as though we don't have a nice house - and I have my own little stamping space, so..!!

Back to the card for tonight!  The card tonight uses A Little Bit of Magic - from the new Summer catty.  You will be able to order that in 6 days!  I used two challenges for this card - The Play Date Cafe color challenge PDCC26 - which is silver/grey, clay color, cream, turquoise and whisper white.  The sketch comes from the Clean and Simple Fall To Layout FTL87.  I'm really enjoying the color challenges and really encourage you to check out both sites for the fabulous inspiration and submission cards.  There really is something for everyone and I know you will be inspired.

Talking about challenges.  I was gobsmacked to find that my homage to retiring colors card #4 had been named the lead winner in the Curtain Call Challenge.  WOW!  I was really so excited.  So, it shows you that it really is worth going outside of your comfort zone to try something new.  My thanks to Stacey and the design team for highlighting my card!  Trish... I will place a list of the challenge sites that I visit on my blog this week, thanks for the suggestion.

Want a little magic in your life - then try this new set.  Many people have told me it reminds them of "Children of the Corn", for me, it reminds me of that wonderful hoax a couple of Victorian girls played on the world for almost 80 years.  Fairies that were photographed at the bottom of their garden.



Card details:

Card stock:    Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise

DSP: Flock Together (one I am sure will be retiring in July), but I love it anyway

Inks: Really Rust, Tempting Turquoise, Going Grey (markers, watercolor crayons and ink)

Tools: Scallop round punch, round punch, snips, half pearls, dimensionals

Size: A2, turquoise layer 1 7/8" x 4 1/4", DSP layer 1 5/16" x 4 1/4"

I colored the fairy with my water color crayons and blender pen.  I colored the wings in going grey, the neckline in Really Rust.  I picked up the color from the neckline and borrowed just a little bit for her hair.

I colored the dress and the outside of the wings in tempting turquoise and the flower has a hint of tempting turquoise, too.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey.  Adelle, has asked me how I apply the half pearls?  I use non-SU half pearls and they already have little miniature glue dots on the back!

I really enjoyed working with the color combination and it was a great way to pay homage to some of the returning colors.

I'm off to have cook dinner and then go and watch Amazing Race.  I'm still hoping the Cowboys will win!

I hope you all have a fabulous Monday and a great week.  As always, thank you so much for spending time in my little area of the stamping blogosphere.  Don't forget comment blog candy is still in play!


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Adorable image and lovely design! Glad you decided to play along with us at PDCC!


Thanks for the pearl tip! I have pearls without an adhesive on the back. I have used a glue dot but they are too big. I also tried Crystal Effects which I think works (at least so far). Was just wondering if you had a better way. This card is lovely. My order just came in and I can't wait to try this set out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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