Hi everybody and Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge. This week Deborah is our hostess and the theme is "Summer Days"! Create a card or project that reminds you of summer days, incorporating the light and breezy feel of sheer ribbon. Here in Georgia, just about everywhere you look you can see a hydrangea somewhere. I have a Nikko Blue Hydrangea right outside my craft room window and I cannot wait until it blooms...it is covered with buds now!
So, I decided to use Flourishes' Hydrangea stamp set and a bit of white sheer ribbon for my card. The image is colored with Copics and fussy cut. I'll give you a little tip when coloring tiny clusters of flowers like these...I colored them all the same light color at first, then went in with a much darker blue and colored the areas in between the flowers . It made it much easier to then highlight some of the other blossoms with some of the medium tones and the darker background blue makes the other blossoms really pop. I also went back with a white gel pen and colored the centers to give it a little more contrast. I took a close up picture so you could see the detail on this gorgeous stamp!
The bit of glitter that you see is from my new Atyou Spica pen in clear finish. I LOVE the subtle glitter effect it gives. I used a Spellbinders die to stamp my sentiment on (also from the Hydrangea set) and a few patterned papers in gray tones so my hydrangea blooms would really stand out. Also, new for me is the little bling flourish that I have been squirreling away for a special occasion. I was so excited to use it on this card! I hope this inspires you to create something summery for the challenge this week. You can see all of the details by going here. Come on and play along.....you may even win a prize! Also, make sure you check out the other design team members' blogs below....no doubt there are many beautiful summery cards waiting to inspire you! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back again soon! :)
- Allison Cope
- Broni Holcombe
- Deborah Anton
- Denise Marzec
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims-that's me!
- Iulia Pasca-Our May Guest Designer!
Supplies: Hydrangea Stamp set, Classic White Card Stock, Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, Markers from the Copic Color Collections- Hydrangea, Green Grass, Delphinium, Evergreen, Leaf, Olive.