Monday, April 16, 2012

Elements of Style and Three Challenges

Greetings, Stampers, and Happy Monday! Today's project meets three challenges. Actually, I added a fourth one myself, as I wanted to make this a Mother's Day project. 

The first challenge is the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge. I totally love this sketch! I will be definitely be using it again. The only thing I changed was the location of the ribbon. By the way, have you ever checked out the Stamping 411 site? So many resources, check it out by clicking here.

The second challenge was from The Paper Players: to create a clean and simple project using watercoloring. Watercoloring is so much fun! It really makes you feel like an artist.

The third challenge was a color challenge from Create With Connie and Mary. These colors worked just perfectly for my project, and I never would have thought of combining them on my own.

A little Dazzling Details on the flower centers adds some sparkle. The hummingbird is hand cut and mounted with scraps of Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Concord Crush, Certainly Celery
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Modern Label and Word Window Punches
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

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Anonymous said...

So beautiful! I love your watercoloring, it adds nice texture to the flowers! :-)

Vicki Burdick said...

So gorgeous, I love that stamp and great job combining all three challenges!! LOVE THIS!!!

soakes69 said...

great job!!!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh this set is PERFECT for these colors! You really rocked all three challenges. I love the fussy-cut hummingbird and the dazzling details on the flowers. Beautiful! So glad you joined us at CCMC and The Paper Players this week!

Connie Babbert said...

Nice take on all three challenges!!! Love the watercoloring and use of the colors! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Wow! This is elegant and beautiful! Love the watercoloring and the sparkle of the dazzling diamonds! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! This set works so well with these colors! Love the detail of the dazzling details in the centers of the flowers! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

I'm so glad this stamp set didn't retire as it is one of my favorites. Great way to combine all 3 challenges. Thanks for playing CCMC!

Lisa Martz said...

So pretty! Love all your special little details to make this card over-the-top! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Lesley said...

I love this sketch too. The stamp is one of my favourites and you have used it beautifully Sandy! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Sandy! I LOVE the Dazzling Diamonds centers! Your watercoloring is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Fabulous Combo of challenges! I love the color of the flowers and you did a Beautiful job watercoloring them in!! Cute having the bird drinking from the flower!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Players!!

April GD

jaydee said...

Sandy, another gorgeous card. Great job combining the three challenges. I love your coloring - a perfect card for Mother's Day.
So glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, you always wow me with your projects! THis is gorgeous! YOur watercoloring is so wonderful on that image. I have had that set for long time and have never used it. Eeek! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Jenn Picard said...

Sandy, as you may have noticed I love this set too:) You did a fantastic job with the watercolouring and I love the added glitter to the centers of the flowers. Fabulous fussy cutting on the bird too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!