Thursday, February 15, 2024

Purple February Flowers

Welcome to The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge for Feb. 2024! For me, this challenge was all about the purple. I saw the image below, 2nd down from the right, and I knew I had the perfect digital stamp to watercolor!
I watercolored the Varada Sharma Flower Arrangement 2 digital stamp that I have used many times before. Here is a blog I did from June 2022 with the same digital stamp, but with text in the background and another card has it on top with gold for a different look.
The color is not coming out quite right in the photos. The card is a true purple but translating into a more lilac color in these shots.
What did I use to make this card?
5) Spellbinders Small Die of the Month May 2020 -discontinued (die cut at bottom);
8) Honey Bee Stamps Snarky Sentiments Honey Cut.
I love a Clean and Simple "ish" card and this one is perfect for purple lovers. Remember to "Always Leave White" in your coloring for movement and sparkle. Thanks for joining me today and I hope to see your "Beautiful Blossoms" at the Challenge!
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Newton's Nook for Paper Funday

Welcome all to the February 2024 challenge for The Paper Funday where Anything Goes. This is a monthly challenge which begins on the first Weds. of each month. We have sponsors for our challenges and this month I created a baby card with Newton's Nook Designs.
I am big fan of supporting small businesses and here is a short clip from Newton's Nook "About" page on their website:
"Newton's Nook Designs is made up of a husband and wife team located in Southern Wisconsin (Go Packers!) Our goal is to provide you with unique and whimsical stamp designs that are fun to use and make you smile!"
I often create CAS"ish" cards (Clean and Simple) for I find I am most happy with the design when it has plenty of white space.  I used Newton's Nook Designs Bitty Bibs and the coordinating die called Baby Bibs for this card - Just love all the images and sentiments!
The simple ink blended background is from MFT Stamps called Cable Knit Sweater which seems to be discontinued, but really any design would do in the background. The background panel was cut with Spellbinders Postage Edge Rectangles. The beautiful blue hearts are from Trinity Stamps - Berry Blue Mix Jelly Drop Hearts. Perfect for it has various sizes in the mix.
Is this just the cutest set? Thank so much for joining me and let's see what you create...just enter in The Paper Funday Challenge!

I will also be submitting to NBUS Challenge for I've never used this set before!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.


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