Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday.
It's the fabulous Ann-Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch for us:
It's very rare that I use square elements on a card and, even though A-M said we could use any shape, I decided to push myself and go with a square.
With apologies to Barbra Streisand.... it seem's I'm in a flower state of mind right now! Mind you, I'm always in a New York State of Mind, too! Love the place! But... I digress... back to my card!
I have a new stamp from Penny Black that I decided would work really well for the sketch and that was my starting point. I stamped the image onto X-press IT paper so that I could use my Copic markers to colour it. It didn't take me long to colour and die cut it with my Simon Says Stamp stitched squares.
I found some old pieces of DSP from a SSS card kit and used that as the base and the horizontal layer. I then mounted these onto Tangelo Twist card stock and then popped my flowers onto fun foam.
Here's my card:
Of course, I had to give my flowers a little shimmer and shine......
The design team have some fabulous creations as inspiration for you. I hope you will check out their blogs and then come and play along with us.
On a personal note:
Lou and I managed to sit outside under our deck for a couple of hours yesterday, it was absolutely glorious. The cats love it out there, too. They can watch all the comings and goings and even chase their nemesis - the chipmunk. He is very aware that he is very safe on the other side of the netting and I swear I can hear him sitting up on his hind legs going "nah.nah.nah.nah.nah.. you can't catch me!"
Our cattail feeders continue to attract the birds
Fred and Ethel visit us regularly, too.
And I will finish out the post tonight with a sign I saw in a shop window on our recent travels. It made me LOL as it is so true in our house!!!! Lou laughed, too!
Well, who could argue with that?
I'll be back with my Memorial Day post tomorrow. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Cardstock: X-press It. Stampin' Up! Tangelo Twist
- Stamps: Penny Black
- Inks: Memento Black. Copic Markers