Skip to main content

Boho Flowers

Happy Friday!  I have a card for you today inspired by a sketch that my friend, Leena, over at A la Cards designed.  She created this feature on her blog to show how different cards based on one sketch can look so different and to inspire her followers.  Well, I was inspired!  Here is her sketch:

February Sketch Inspiration from Leena

I love how simple it is but one can create so many different variations.  Be sure to head over to her blog (click on the image or link above) to see what she's done with it.....please note: I've only linked to one of her posts for this sketch.  Search her website to see her other variations!

Here's what I did with it:

I had originally set out to use this week's ColourQ colours but forgot the "Brilliant Blue".  No worries though, I still really like the colour combo and how this card turned out!  I FINALLY got my own Boho Blossoms punch and was itching to use it.  I really like how one can layer the flowers or use them on their own.

Here are the details:

Ink and Paper:  Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White.

Stamp Sets;  Teeny Tiny Wishes

Other:  Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper TIEF, Boho Blossoms Punch, Basic Pearls, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch


Popular posts from this blog

Day 10: That's shiny ;)

So, I got side-tracked off my Twelve Days of Christmas Cards postings.   I got distracted on Friday by taking one kid to the doctor because of an endless cough and a little bout of stomach flu.  No worries, I'd have the weekend to catch up, right?

I was SO excited to have a weekend with "nothing" going on.  No parties, no places to go, no big errands to run.  I had a breakfast date with my son and then my lovely father-in-law arrived.  He not only brought us winter tires and put them on the car (THANK YOU, THANK YOU!), he took the kids away for a few hours!


That's shiny!

Okay, so put aside stamping for a bit...let's go Christmas shopping for the kids and out for lunch.  It was great, we went to our favourite Indian place, then across the street to our favourite toy store and topped it off with a yummy holiday drink before heading home.

I fully planned on capping off my wonderful day by spending the late afternoon and evening stamping and watching a movie …

CAS Christmas

Here it first Christmas card of the year!  I'm really liking Stampin' Up's new Winter Frost Speciality DSP.  I figure that I can use some of it for Christmas cards and whatever is left will be great for winter birthday, thank you and other cards.  Gotta love versatility!

I used the  CAS -Colours and Sketches Challenge #42 sketch for this card.  I really like the simplicity of the clean lines in this sketch. 

Here's what I did with it:

Love, LOVE, LOVE, Island Indigo and Pool Party together!  I'm so happy that Stampin' Up kept those two colours and used them in this DSP.  So great! I used one of my favourite, easy techniques -- "thumping" -- to create the look on the ornament.  The "Ornament Keepsakes" stamp set is still available by the way.  Here is a close up of the ornament:
While you can't see it here, I also stamped it again using the Illuminate ink to give it a bit of a shimmer.  To finish it off I used a little bit of S…

Thanks Grandma!

So here I am again apologizing for my absence from the blogging world.   And yet again I'll say something about "trying to do better"....especially for those of you, my faithful friends, who have expressed that you miss stamping with me and seeing what I'm up to.   I will do my best.

I have been absent because, honestly, I haven't been stamping!   The winter and spring were crazy husband, who is head of Music at his school, was helping to run a kids were busy....I was busy....

Excuses.  I know!

In any case, after months away from stamping I started again this week.  A lot of the stuff I've made, I've already passed along to others before taking a picture.  But I captured today's card before it gets put in the mail.

My daughter and I just spent a lovely day with my mother-in-law while the boys were away doing their thing.  A neighbour of ours was selling a little pink bike and, very generously, "grandma" bought the bik…