Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Heather Blues

Wow, it's late!  What a busy day today.  I did manage to get in a quick card for the Color Challenge at SCS.  It's called Crushing Bashful Blues with Pizzazz.  In other words, Concord Crush, Bashful Blue, & Pear Pizzazz.  Dessert this week is use of the white gel pen.

I love blue and purple together!  My mother had a brooch that had purple and blue stones on it.  I have that brooch now and it's one of my favorites although, I don't wear it much now that I'm retired.

I inked the lavender stamp, from Herb Expressions, with markers and stamped on a scrap of Whisper White. Then I stamped a couple more times without reinking.  The little butterfly is from the So Happy for You Sale-a-bration set.  I inked it with a Bashful Blue marker and used the fine tip of the Concord Crush to edge it.  It's really hard to see, but I dotted the butterfly with the Signo white gel pen.  Just a taste of dessert!  Both the design piece and sentiment piece are popped up on dimensionals.

Since Lavender stands for devotion (even though I left that part off when I inked this), I thought it would make a great anniversary card.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Herb Expressions, So Happy for You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  SU Markers (Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue)
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Concord Crush
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Concord Crush ribbon, Ticket Corner, Word Window & Modern Label punches

The Creative Arts group met with me today and we had a new stamper, Lori.  She had never made a card before.  I thought I would share what she did.

She wanted to make a Birthday card for her Sister-in-law.  I think she did a great job, don't you?  (Can you tell we were playing with the Big Shot today?)  The other ladies made some lovely cards too.  I just didn't get pictures of everything.  It's a lovely group and I so enjoy spending time with them.  They always manage to inspire me!

Sorry this has gone on so long.  Thanks for the visit.  Enjoy!


Emily Keaton said...

Sounds like your time with your Creative Arts group was smashing! Lori's new card is wonderful. And I love how you used that blue and purple together for your card. What a beautiful little scene!

Benzi said...

Lovely card you made and I really do like the colors from the SCS color Challenge. Just a gorgeous combo. Your image makes such a sweet garden of flowers.
Lori did a good job with her card...hope she continues.