Good Morning everyone! Today is Wednesday and we all know what that means...this week is 1/2 over!! Can't wait for the weekend for some relaxation and much needed crafty time :) I will have to admit that since I started reading a little book series that my crafty time has taken a hit. I just can't seem to put these books down...I'm on the 3rd one and am sad to see them end...sigh, I'll miss Mr. Grey ;)
I did get busy and finish up a couple of cards I had started for the following challenges...
DeNami Design color challenge
CAS-ual Fridays Sweet Spot challenge
I'm really loving the color palette that DeNami DT member, Wendy, came up with...how pretty!! Then add in one of my all time favorite things...polka dots, how can a gal go wrong??
I started out with a black card base and added lots of layers using charcoal grey, iridescent pearl and white cardstocks. I used the dots from the basic borders set to bring in the polka dots from the dry embossed panel and added a simple vase with greenery. For the vase I stamped it and colored it in with a dark grey marker. I then stamped a leafy sprig and colored it in. I wasn't happy with the "neat inside the lines" coloring, it just didn't pop enough. I decided to trace outside the lines making the yellow bolder. I then re-stamped the vase and fussy cut it out, colored it and filled in the whole thing with Crystal Lacquer to give it shine and dimension. After it was all dried I cupped it a little and attached it over the one I stamped on the panel. I had a hard time deciding weather or not to put a sentiment on the card, in the end I just left it off. I hope ya'll like it as much as I do :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great rest of the week!