Enchanted Garden Wreath for Paper Players #296
Flower Bouquet for Casethissketch

Enchanted Garden for As You See It and Just Add Ink

Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday

It's not often I get the chance to combine two challenges... but I saw this great sketch across at As You See It and a fabulous - and so out of my comfort zone - color scheme across at Just Add Ink and decided that they really needed to be combined!



JAI #312
Although I absolutely LOVE blue... for some reason it isn't a color that I often use on my cards.   It seems a masculine color, but I was determined to make a feminine card out of it and realized that with my new (very favorite) Enchanted Garden set, I could make a feminine card with - what I consider to be masculine - colors.
I began with a piece of Recollections #110 White card stock and masked off a vertical stripe.  I then took the ink colors and got to work with my stamps.  Masking the card stock allowed me to stamp that vertical image using multiple different stamps from within the set.   Of course, I had to color them with my Copic markers :-)
Here's my card:
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I know it is hard to appreciate the colors - but they do look wonderful in hand.  It's a color scheme that I will definitely use again.  Also... I know you can't see the inside of the flowers.... but they are shimmery and wonderful.   I took my new Spectrum Noir glitter pens and added lots of shimmer to the middle of them.
This really doesn't give you a real view of how sparkly these pens are.... but does give you a better idea!
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On a personal note:
Well... I am so pleased that some of you enjoyed the photo of my "Hiney Bird" - thanks for making me laugh Colleen :-)  and - as Jude said - it does look like the north end of a sparrow heading south!  In fact... it was a female Grosbeak.  She moved around so much that it was impossible to get a good shot of her!
In fact... Friday was an allround disaster for taking bird photos at the feeder.   Anyone want to take a guess at this ghostly figure:-)  and no... this is nothing to do with Salem around the 1700s :-)
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Yep.... some days that is just how it goes!  I am always amazed when I upload my photographs and find one that is half-decent - because so many of them look like this....  or.... this
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If you look closely - in the top left hand corner - you can just see the outer wing of the female Grosbeak.  This shot was taken right after the hiney shot!  She just wouldn't stay still long enough for me to get a photo of her!
I promise, if you come back tomorrow, I will not only share a card - but also some photos of birds that actually stayed still long enough for me to photograph them:-)
In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight!