Thursday, June 24, 2010

All you need is love - Stamp Simply #145

Sharon's got a fabulous Stamp Simply challenge for us this week and here's the inspiration piece:

June 25 - ssnotime145 - A Color Challenge - Color challenges have always been my very favorite. Choosing colors and patterns is my favorite part of the card-making process. Our challenge colors today are YELLOW and GRAY with EITHER White or Ivory as your neutral and adding Black for a little POP is totally OK, too! I'm sure we'll see some stunning creations with this striking color combo!

Well, I of course thought of Cosmo Cricket's Everafter collection when I read yellow and gray! Perfect! Mercy's sketch for this week was sitting on my stamping table just waiting to be used, and I hadn't used my new Verve stamps enough, so a plan was born :)

I used two patterns from the paper collection and So Saffron card stock for the main elements. Next I stamped the flower from Love's Flowers three times on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento London Fog ink and colored the whole flower with leaves, the center petals, and then the very center with Copic markers and cut each element out. Then I stamped the sentiment on some Very Vanilla card stock with PTI Smokey Shadow ink and matted it with So Saffron. All that was left was to do a little sponging, put everything in place, and add a topaz-y rhinestone for the flower center and three pearls, following the sketch. I love this set and I'm really pleased with this card.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime145 if you upload to a public forum. And don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and leave 'em some love!

Julia Aston - June Guest Designer

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!

Stamps: Love's Flowers (Verve)
Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron (SU!); Everafter Collection (Cosmo Cricket); Perfect Paper Panel (MFT)
Ink: Memento London Fog; Smokey Shadow, Vintage Touch Tea Dye ink (PTI)
Accessories: rhinestone, flat back pearls, Pop Dots (craft store)


  1. Just gorgeous, Barbara!! LOVE the DP you used and that fabulous stamp set!

    Hope you have a terrific weekend, Kiddo!

  2. I love your layout and that BEAUTIFUL yellow flower!! I'm kinda on a yellow kick right now so this just speaks to me!!

  3. Don't you love it when a plan comes together and you get a gorgeous creation?!!! Love the sketch, paper, and of course the colors! Have a great weekend!

  4. LOVE that sentiment----maybe I can win that one from Verve too!!! Your flower is awesome--this is a cool challenge Sharon has chosen, love it!

  5. Lovely Barb! I have always loved this collection of papers and you used them wonderfully. I really like that flower too! Gorgeous!

  6. Your layered flower is just gorgeous on this and the papers you used are so pretty!

  7. Very pretty card and I love the sentiment. tfs

  8. So very beautiful Barbara! I love this paper--perfect for this project! (and forgot I have this...LOL!)

    What a beautiful sketch, blossom and design!

  9. Oh my wow, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that gray and yellow together! It just screams elegant!

  10. Gorgeous! LOOOVE what you did with that Verve set.

  11. Pretty card! I love how you used grey! Grey seems to not get used much and you really worked it!! Awesome!

  12. Again with the patterened papers! You are so good at mixing them! (I know I have said that before!) Gorgeous card!

  13. This card is absolutely stunning! So beautiful!

  14. Hey there Barb!! Love this card!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!!


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