Monday, February 23, 2015

Day 2: Choose Happy

Hello, Stampin' Friends! I'm back with another fresh Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge card. I was so glad to find this springy color combo over at Color Throwdown to go along with my floral inspiration today.
I chose Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Canary, and White accents to go along with the Color Throwdown palette. I embossed the Sweet Leaf background with the Dot Embossing folder, then sanded it heavily to bring out the dots. The stamp set is the March SOTM, which will be available to order next week. I love that it just happens to have my motto for this year as a cute, scripty little sentiment. I think I'm gonna keep that out on a block all year so it'll always be handy. 
This flower was fun to make. I started with a Colonial White flower cut from Art Philosophy. I stamped it and inked with with Canary ink, then I edged the petals with an alcohol marker. I rolled the flower, smashed it up with an empty acrylic block, and piled on some simple flower shaped that I spritzed with Mustard Heidi Swapp Color Shine and inked with the same alcohol marker. That gem in the center was originally pale pink, but I used the yellow marker to bring it to a darker orange color. And now I'm happy...see ya tomorrow!

8 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Wendy. Love the flower. I had to laugh when I read that you smashed up the flower... those terms and techniques we use... right? :) The dry embossed and sanded background looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Creative M said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Joan Ervin said...

Your flpwer is beautiful and I love the polka dot background...such an awesome design!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!!!!

Lauren Moore said...

That flower is absolutely stunning- I love your sentiment too!

Lisa said...

I am fast becoming one of your biggest fans... just love the flower... love the whole card! Beautiful!

Stephanie K said...

This is definitely a Spring card! You put a smile on my face and warmed my heart with this one!

Shari M said...

Wow, turned out gorgeous and that is my go to green. Perfect for spring.

Linda Norman said...

Love everything about this cards and the process to make the flower just awes me!

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