It’s been an absolutely gorgeous day here is Chesterfield, UK. Bright and sunny, so a little time spent in the garden throughout the day. It’s only when the sun went down, and it turned cooler, that my thoughts then turned to making a card. Well, I did want to make a card earlier, but the weather was just toooo nice.
I chose to make a bright and cheerful card again today, so my thoughts turned to the current challenge from CAS Colours and Sketches.
Their current challenge is to use three colours only, clean and simple card, but you could also use the basic white/grey/black/white/Kraft for sentiments and outlines. I managed to use two of the specific colours – Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron, but I didn’t have Wisteria Wonder. I had a look at the Stampin Up web site of my demonstrator (Shell Bower) to get an idea of the colour, then went hunting through my other inks. I came across my Ranger Archival Ink ‘Violet’ which seemed to match quite well with what I saw in t’old tinterweb.
So – now what to do? I had been meaning to use my little Card-io Majestix stamps for a while, so sat down and had a look through my stash. I decided on a mixture of sets, one with flowers, which I stamped in the Violet ink, leaves in Pear Pizzazz, and a flourish I stamped in So Saffron. They are cute little stamps, aren’t they? I do think they are expensive for what you get – but as long as they get used, right?
The purple layer of card matched the violet – from Creative Expressions, I think – and then a white base layer.
You may be asking what those little flourishes are doing at the top of the card? Well…..guess who smudged? Yet again! Don’t tell anyone – they’ll never notice. Just between you and me!
I found I actually have more of these little stamp sets than I thought, so I may have more of a play with them this week, and see what I come up with. There are a good selection of examples on t’old tinterweb, so perhaps I may play and post what I have done.