Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Just Because Bold Blooms


Greetings friends, and Happy April Fool's Day! Don't worry, I won't be playing any tricks on you today! It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it is time for a monochromatic challenge at Colour Me! Today we are featuring the lovely Soft Sky.


I thought this pale color would like nice as a sponged background, and the black floral silhouettes provide some nice contrast. I love the way the sentiment works with them, even more so that I got this stamp set off the Technique Tuesday clearance rack for only $2!



I'm also playing along with a few other challenges. The challenge at Less is More this week is a fun one, to combine any three of their previous challenges. I chose Week 42 "Silhouette", Week 76 "Three", and Week 163 "Masking/ Stenciling". I just hope my card is clean and simple enough! The Challenge is celebrating their one year anniversary with an Anything Goes challenge. Finally, the Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp is "Pastel".


Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Bold Blooms (Essentials by Ellen), You Did It (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky (SU)
Ink Pads: Soft Sky (SU), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Sponge Dauber (SU), Square Lattice Stencil (Heidi Swapp)
Accessories: Jack & Jill Enamel Dots (Echo Park)

Have an awesome day!

20 comments:

  1. I love your sponged fading background

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  2. I adore the faded out background! The enamel dots are really neat and add the perfect little embellishment!

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  3. I adore the faded out background! The enamel dots are really neat and add the perfect little embellishment!

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  4. This is just beautiful! Love what you did with these colors!

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  5. Lovely!!!!! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge 1 year Anniversary!!!

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  6. Delightful make and such delicate colours too

    Kathyk

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  7. Fantastic card. Striking, gorgeous yet super delicate and feminine too.
    Thanks for playing along
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  8. What a beautiful card Sandy, a great combo of challenges!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. I love this card Sandy - and what a bargain stamp set too! You inspired me to get my Soft Sky cardstock out today - I might even manage to get something together for Colour Me! this week ....

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  10. Sandy, you ROCKED this card!!! Oh my gosh, I love it SO much!!!

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  11. Sandy, I agree with Shannong... you ROCKED this card. The softness of the blue with the strong black is stunning. Gorgeous
    hugs
    jaydee

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  12. This card is stunning! I really love how the images pop out against that gorgeous soft background and I'm in awe of your bargain shopping skills! I don't think $2 has ever looked better! I also was so impressed at how skillfully you blended the background image into the scene- I adore how it sort of fades out at the edges but is more defined right around the stems. You did an incredible job and I'm so glad you shared this stunner with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  13. My goodness this is so lovely, Sandy. The colours and that sponged background work so well with the silhouette. Love the sentiment too...great score! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge my friend. Hugs!

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  14. Sandy I LOVE this! That soft background is gorgeous
    Thanks so much for combining challenges at LIM!
    Anne
    Less is More

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  15. I love the soft background and the silhouetted flowers. Gorgeous!

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  16. LOVE how you created your stenciled background :) Wonderful use of our colour this week for sure!

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  17. Wow, Sandy, that background is stunning! It add so much to the card. Gorgeous!

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