Jul 23 2015

CCMC365 Best Thoughts

We have a fun sketch challenge for you this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Check it out!

CCMC365 copy
And here is what I came up with.  My inspiration came from my gorgeous hydrangea bushes…they are blooming their heads off!


CCMC365 Best Thoughts
Here are the details to recreate this card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11, HEAVY Whisper White…have I mentioned I love this stuff?
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Wisteria Wonder was stamped with You’re in my Thoughts with Black Stazon Ink.
  • The green plaid Cherry on Top DSP was cut 1-1/2 x 4, then cut with a flag end.  Under it is a 1/2 piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock and then a Perfect White Accent.
  • I first cut the Whisper White oval with the Oval Framelits, then I placed the hydrangea flower image with Black Stazon where I wanted it.  I watercolored with the Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Markers for the trio of colors.  The stem is Wild Wasabi and Cucumber Crush Stampin’ Write Markers and the AquaPainter again.  I popped up the oval on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Finally, I stamped the butterfly with Black Stazon Ink and watercolored with So Saffron Marker, then cut it out and placed it on the flower.

LOVE how this turned out!  Now, make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week with the sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!  And remember, we’re getting ready to start our July Mini Session.  Don’t miss out!


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Sets:  Best Thoughts (Hostess)

Inks:  Stazon Black Ink

Markers:  Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Cucumber Crush

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Heavy Whisper White, Whisper White

Accessories:  Oval Framelits, Perfect White Accents, AquaPainter, Cherry on Top DSP



7 People have left comments on this post

Jul 23, 2015 - 08:07:10
Lisa Young said:

Absolutely lovely! The delicate shading and blending on the flower and butterfly is so pretty.

Jul 23, 2015 - 12:07:26
Lisa Martz said:

BEAUTIFUL! I really want this stamp set, but have not been able to acquire it yet! Trying to be responsible! Your sample is so pretty…love all the soft colors, the fussy cut butterfly and the white accent!

Jul 25, 2015 - 09:07:28

A beautiful soft elegant card! I got this set for free last week and haven’t inked it up yet. I love your colouring – the addition of Marina Mist makes this look so authentic. Lovely!

Jul 26, 2015 - 04:07:24
Joanne James said:

So pretty Connie – this flower stamp was made to be coloured in a lilac/blue! I love the pop of green from the check banner behind too.

Jul 27, 2015 - 07:07:48
Chris Slogar said:

What a fabulous job coloring this flower! The little variations in color make a big impact. These colors and papers are gorgeous together, too!

Jul 28, 2015 - 11:07:31

Such a beauty, Connie! I love the soft, summery colors!

Jul 28, 2015 - 09:07:02

Connie, this is just beautiful!! I love these soft colors and oh, that flower and your coloring… oh, so pretty! Love it!