Thursday, January 30, 2014

Melon Florets, DD87 & FMS121

Hello, all! I have a terrible case of Crafter's ADD this week. My desk is a disaster! I have about five unfinished projects sitting on top, and who knows how many tucked away. I am usually very organized; I don't know what's happened to me! I couldn't get any of them finished, so I decided to clear off my desk and start a new one, LOL! 

Also rather unlike me is to make so many CAS creations lately. I had something totally different in mind when I started this card, lots more layers and embellishments, but I didn't like the way it looked so I kept deleting until I ended up with this simple card.

The Black and Melon color scheme is compliments of the design team at Dynamic Duos. This week they have a dessert option of "umbrellas". Can you believe that I do not own a single stamp with an umbrella on it? I had to settle for flowers instead.

This CAS layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.  My florets take the place of the larger circle and square.

The florets were stamped in Black Stazon Ink and cut out by hand. The centers were sponged with a little Melon Mambo Ink. A single Rhinestone adds a tiny bit of sparkle.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Delightful Dozen
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Melon Mambo
Tools: Sponge Dauber, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Melon Mambo 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Rhinestones

Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment!

Inky hugs!


Joni Andaya said...

Oh...Sandy, Love your pretty! Love the little hint of colors inside the petals of the flowers.

Linda Callahan said...

Very pretty card! Love the subtle pink shading! Thanks for sharing it at FMS!

Donna said...

You're so funny Sandy! It's actually (sadly) refreshing to know that you wonderfully organized ppl. can "sometimes lose it," too! Now, if only I could be better organized like you! LOL
Your card is so pretty and it's nice to see CAS sometimes, too! I love how you interpreted the FMS sketch also; all is wonderful! TFS!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love just the hint of pink in the flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Dynamic Duos.

Jen Brum said...

Such a pretty card Sandy! I love the flowers pink centres! Looks fabulous! Love the white background! So clean!

Robin K. said...

Lovely use of the sketch and challenge colors!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Sandy, I sympathize with you and the ADD...having similar symptoms this week, too! This card is so lovely! The subtle use of the Melon Mambo is fantastic! I got the Rain or Shine on Clearance just for such a challenge- and I did not even use it thinking one of the DT would be! LOL. Thanks for sharing at the Dynamic Duos this week!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

Darnell said...

Love this, Sandy! This has been in my inbox until I could get over here to tell me how much I love it and now I've just seen it in the winning HM gallery at DD, so here I am to add congratulations to my compliment!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell