Greetings, Stampers, and Happy Monday! It was a foggy, damp weekend in New York. I don't think the sun ever came out. I didn't get any outdoor activities done as I had planned, but needless to say, that left more time for stamping!
Today's project was inspired by two challenges. The first was the Dynamic Duos color challenge. This week's is: "A Breath of Spring with Yellow and Green". You can see what direction these colors immediately sent me in, daffodils! I was inspired to pull out a retired Stampin' Up stamp set called Abundant Hope for the occasion.
The layout was inspired by a new challenge site called Seize the Birthday. For their first challenge they have a sketch and a theme for a feminine birthday card. I love this sketch and had so many ideas for it. You'll likely see me use it again.
The daffodil image was stamped with Black Stazon Ink onto Watercolor Paper. I colored it in using ink refills and an Aqua Painter. The ink refills are awesome to work with when you are coloring an image. It gives you the opportunity to use the ink undiluted for a deeper shade, or to water it down for a softer shade. I sponged all the edges with a little Crumb Cake ink to soften things up a bit.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Abundant Hope (r), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Watercolor Paper
Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two, Twitterpated
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Crumb Cake
Ink Refills: Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (r)
Have an awesome day!