Monday, March 7, 2011

TRY STAMPIN' ON TUESDAY #5: ELEMENTS OF STYLE WATER COLOR

Welcome back for another week of Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenges.  I really, really had a tough time with this challenge design this week.  Don't get me wrong, stamping, water coloring, and coming up with my image was easy.  I just can't "cut" in a straight line, it's just not my forté.  These old eyes just can't manage that any longer at all .  So you will have to look past this issue, and just try to imagine what it would look like if I could cut straight, LOL. Otherwise, I loved the final result.

I hope you are enjoying these challenges.  I know it has really stretched my creative abilities and allowed me to try new things. I have been told I need to keep my posts a little shorter (which is just not "me"), so without further ado here is the challenge:

Here is your Challenge #5 Design This Week
 
This is what I came up with for some inspiration.  I so enjoyed using my "Watercolor Wonder Crayons" last week that I had to use them again.  Products used:  "Elements of Style Stamp Set"; "Staz-On Black Ink"; "River Rock & Night of Navy Card Stock"; "Watercolor Paper"; "Photo Corners Extra Large Punch"; "Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon"; "Aqua Pen"; and "Watercolor Wonder Crayons: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Old Olive, River Rock, Always Artichoke, & Basic Gray."
And before you all raise your eyebrows; yes, I just realized the "Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon" is discontinued.  Somehow I neglected to remove this ribbon from my current products (maybe because I love it???), so never even gave it a thought when I used it on this card (hey, it went with my colors).  You can substitute this color with the "Marina Mist 5/8" Satin Ribbon" however, and it would be just as good.  Obviously I had a tougher time on this card than even I thought when I started this post.  I hope you still like my creation anyway.

So now it is your turn.  Get on over to the Try Stampin' On Tuesday blog and check out the rules.  I really would like to see a few more of you joining the challenges -- I promise you it is fun!!

Sandi
"I give you a new commandment:  love one another.  As I have loved you, so you should love one another." -- John 13:34

10 comments:

  1. I Love your card!!! So glad I am the 1st to comment! You have made the flowers come alive with your fantastic water colouring!!! The photo corners look great and that bow is divine! Just beautiful!

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  2. Your flowers are awesome. I can almost smell them. This card pays so much attention to detail and is just beautiful! Thanks so much for being on our team.

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  3. Absolutely stunning, retired ribbon or not. The flowers just leap off the card.

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  4. YEP! You did it again Sandi! Love this!!! I just love Vintage and this screams it!! Wonderful!

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  5. Sandi this card is beautiful and wouldn't it make a card card for the card swap today at our meeting? That way I could have one!! I just LOVE IT.

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  6. Oh my word! This is jus STUNNING!!! It looks like your flowers have come to life and are just popping off the page! GORGEOUS!

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  7. Sandi, what can I say that hasn't been said above. The flowers do seem to pop out at you. I guess I will have to take your word for it that the squares are not straight (even with picture enlargened I can't find any curvy cutting) LOL I am glad you are on this team as this gives you something to challenge yourself. I am still in the planning stages for my entry. TFS

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  8. Really beautiful. I love the punches in the left corners, a perfect solution to "too much white space."

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