Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hello…

Hello, friends!  Even though Spring has sprung here in Northeast Ohio, it was chilly today… too chilly for me, so I stayed indoors and had some fun with stamps, ink and Copic markers!  I was totally inspired by my former Color Throwdown teammate Monika Davis to create this card, based on her GORGEOUS card here

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Now, anyone who knows me well knows that I DON’T do purple!  But I decided to tackle the current challenge at the Color Throwdown, so purple it is!  The stamps I used here are from Altenew… the flowers and matching dies are Beautiful Day, and the sentiment is from Label Love.  I colored all the flowers with Copic markers.  The BG Small Brick background from My Favorite Things was stamped in the background on watercolor cardstock, then I applied a wash of watercolor using Dusty Concord distress ink.  I embellished with some purple sequins.

Here’s the swatch from the CTD blog…

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I’ll be gone all next weekend with a bunch of my very best stampy friends at a retreat, so I think that’s what has sparked my recent spurt of creativity!  I. CAN’T. WAIT! until next weekend!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

7 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Monika's was gorgeous and so is this... Fabulous!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

This is beautiful.

Toni said...

Oh my--wonderful

Celeste Goff said...

Wow Tammy...just wow! This is just gorgeous girl!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! I love the coloring and the vibrant colors. The purple brick background is amazing! So, so pretty! Thanks for the mention. :) You are so sweet! I do like your card better! :)

Cindy Boney said...

Beautiful card!! Love the background and design!!

mooch said...

The colors REALLY make this card pop. Beautiful! One question, did you heat emboss the background before coloring it?