Feb 01 2012

Up in the Air

The whimsical look of Stampin' Up! Hostess set, Up in the Air, appeals to me!  I couldn't wait to use it.  The sketch over on The Paper Players seemed perfect for it! 



As you can see on my card, I took the sketch very literally…I think I'll also use this sketch and change up the elements…the new Designer Label Framelet would be perfect in the center…didn't think of that until my card was finished!  lol!



With the warm weather we've been having in Ohio, 50s in JANUARY!…it reminds me that spring is the next season!  As the card image reads…this stamp is so sweet!  I picked my colors from the Just Add Cake Designer Paper and started with a base of So Saffron.  It is layered on Early Espresso cardstock.  I wrapped some Peach Parfait Ribbon around the center and adhered it in back.  I stamped the flower image in Early Espresso, then used my Stampin' Up! Markers to color them…So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi.  In the center of the flowers, I made some small dots with a White Gel Pen…following Karen Barber's wonderful coloring skills.  I added some grass along the bottom so the flowers didn't look like they were levitating in the air!  lol!


I cut some butterflies with the Beautiful WIngs embosslit and So Saffron and Early Espresso cardstock, then added pearls to their bodies.  I also did a trio of pearls along the bottom according to the sketch and the greeting A Note of Thanks from Thank You Kindly stamp set.


Things are progressing in the basement…new carpet was installed yesterday in the Family Room area!  My room…still waiting for the design information on the cabinets…I can't believe it is taking SO long!  The laminate is sitting in the warehouse ready to go for my studio, but can't go in until the cabinets are installed.  Grrr…



It's not too late to join!  Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition 2012 has just started Week 3!  You get daily step-by-step tutorials, challenges and PRIZES and haven't missed a thing!  We've had some FABULOUS projects to use in your classes or for gifts…with lots more to come! 


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8 People have left comments on this post

Feb 1, 2012 - 08:02:50
Sandy M said:

What a pretty card, Connie! That stamp set may have to go on my wish list. I love the little white dots with the gel pen.

Feb 1, 2012 - 12:02:22
Lesley said:

This is gorgeous Connie. I love the colours and that stamp IS so sweet.

Feb 1, 2012 - 04:02:40

LOVE this! I'm normally not a huge fan of yellow but, this is a stunner!! The popped up butterflies really take it to the next level!

Feb 2, 2012 - 06:02:44
Patti Willey said:

What darling little flowers! And yes Karen Barber is the queen of Water Color your touch of white gel pen brings them to life! This sketch is awesome!

Feb 2, 2012 - 03:02:56
LeAnne said:

Very springy & fresh—the colors are lovely!  Those little pearls add the sweetest touch!  Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players, Connie!

Feb 2, 2012 - 09:02:22
Nance Leedy said:

Great take on the sketch Connie!  Love the colors and the white dots in the flower centers is the perfect touch!  So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Feb 2, 2012 - 09:02:49
Ann Schach said:

Great card, Connie!  I love the colors.  Of course, the butterflies are the perfect touch!

Feb 3, 2012 - 10:02:56

This is beautiful, Connie! I really the Early Espresso with the soft colors, too. It's very rich together and your shading is gorgeous on the flowers. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂