Saturday, August 9, 2008

From Your Closet {Caardvarks} Challenge

I went into my craft room early this morning, but I couldn't get a plan to work. So I decided to clean up a little. I have had 2 SU! stamp sets on my craft table for the past few months that had never been cut and mounted. I did the first set, but still no card plan. Into a stamp drawer it went. Then I mounted this set, and I went in search of daisy paper. I found some Sweetwater scraps ( daisies and also stripes) from a mini book I made for my mom for Mother's Day a few years ago.
I stamped the dress and the umbrella twice each, and matched SU! Mellow Moss and Lilac Lace markers to the paper. I colored all four images, then added white dots with my gel pen. Very time consuming to color, and VERY therapeutic for me. I have always loved to color. Coloring has been on my mind lately because I've been debating on whether or not to invest in copics.

As you can see, I ended up not using the daisy dp, but a coordinating Sweetwater striped dp scrap.

I mounted the Whisper White and the Sweetwater papers on Mellow Moss cs. I had exactly 10 DCWV purple brads, so they dictated the layouts. Those brads were all I managed to use up, though there are only small scraps of this striped dp left now. I love purple and green together!

I love when a no plan card comes together...I really like the dress card in particular :)

4 comments:

Kristie said...

I love that stamp set and particularly the dress. I did think of using that one for the caardvarks challenge myself! Purple and green is an awesome combination and both cards are very nice! Well done on using up some more scraps.
BTW: I used some of the bits from the collage kit you sent me and the card will be up on my blog later in the week.

lauren said...

these are SO lovely!!! (the dress one is MY fave, as well!) i was laughing at how you go about a "no plan" card...b/c it is sooooooo similar to how *I* do it...start with the cleanin' up..."play" with fun stuff you like and spend extra time on details of "the bits"...and by that time you just KNOW what to do!!! :)

Windy Hills said...

These cards are so elegant! The colors and patterns complement each other so well. This is a beautiful presentation!

You're right--I like!!

Lavender Rose said...

Beautifully colour co-ordinated card! and very elegant, perfect!