Monday, August 25, 2014

Warm Thoughts

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was busy getting everyone ready for the first day of school this morning. I did find some time to do a bit of crafting yesterday, however and made this card to share with you today. I really wanted to play with some distress inks and water coloring. I really love the look of the distress inks on the water color paper when they just move and bleed a bit on their own. I stamped the flowers from (the now out of business but very much missed Our Craft Lounge) Floral Fantasy set in the distress inks, spritzed the stamp with my mini mister and then stamped it on to the paper. After it dried, I went around the edges with my blending tool and some Walnut Stain distress ink. For the flowers I used, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, Victorian Velvet and Forest Moss all of which can be purchased from Simon Says Stamp The sentiment is from Handwritten Greetings also available over at Simon Says Stamp. I added some faux white stitching at the bottom, some sequins to the flowers in the middle and some May Arts Natural Twine String around the top and finished the card.

Challenges from Paper Playful: 
A Gem of A Challenge: Stitching (Real or Faux)
Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: In the Garden 
Brown Sugar: Get Krafty


Donna said...

Great card Dori!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for the K is for Kraft challenge!!

Marnie said...

Dori this is Fabulous! I love the colors and design. It's good to have the beginning of school done, isn't it? All that shopping was getting to me. Thank you for joining the Treasured Times Challenge.

Melissa Czapor said...

Absolutely wonderful color combo!! Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times Challenge Blog!


Gorgeous creation!Wonderful choice of colors and I like the simple sketch!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Suzy Bee's Challenge.

Unknown said...

Great Design Thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's, hope to see you again next week.....
Suzy B Owner

Lee aka Violent Kittie said...

Your card is great! I like the inking of the floral panel and the accent of tiny twine. Thank you for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Gea said...

This is a nice card thank you fot joining Sugar Brown Challenge gr Gea B

Lindsey said...

Your watercolouring and sponging of the floral panel looks beautiful! Perfect on the kraft base. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Dori. Love the beautiful flowers and those pretty colors. The distressed edges look great. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Monika

Unknown said...

What a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Crafting at the weekend! We hope to see you next time and good luck!

Unknown said...

lovely creation thanks for joining us at sisteract and I hope to see more from you
hugs Tonnie DT

Leanne said...

Great design, the details are lovely.
Mahalo for joining our Aloha Friday Challenge #30 at Kitty Bee Designs

Julie said...

I really love the colours in this card!

Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs for our In the Garden Challenge! hope you can stop by again soon!

Julie x

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