Happy Thursday! Hope everyone is having a good day! I finally did some stamping today because luckily I did not get selected for jury duty! They only called jurors 1 - 125, and since I was 475, I got to leave. It was perfect because I didn't want to do it, of course, but I didn't have to feel *rejected* by not getting chosen if they had interviewed me. (I know...I'm very complicated...it's not easy being in my head!).
Anyway, I checked out Kristina's Color Inspiration #18 and gave it a go...two times! I did change the Gable Green to Old Olive, just had to do it. The first card above is my *normal* style, and I made it after attempting the watercolor card shown below, NOT my *normal* style! lol! For the one above, I used the new Convention set Eastern Blooms, and I used the Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red & Old Olive markers with the Stamp-a-ma-Jig for placement (the 3 flowers are on one block). And see that library clip?! Yahoo! They made it into the new catalog! Thanks SU!
While talking to some girls at Convention, I realized I hadn't used my watercolor crayons for a LONG time, like years probably, since they first came out. So I thought I would give them a try with another new Convention set, Inspired by Nature. I used the Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, and Old Olive watercolor crayons directly on the stamp, then I misted it with a plant water mister. It was pretty blah, and dh said it needed more color. His quote: "Watercoloring doesn't mean invisible." ha! ha! ha! I added some more color, (it needs more blending I believe, from looking at it now), but at that point, I was done! I also did not notice the Rose Red in the challenge in time for this one, doh! Anyway, here is an attempt at my "softer" side! lol!
I hope everyone is staying cool across the country, it's really been roasting! Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving the sweetest comments! You've really helped make my summer fun!
Have you stamped something today?
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, All Holidays.
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Ink: Staz-On Black; Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, & Old Olive markers.
Accessories: Library Clip, Black Brads, Dimensionals.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Confetti White.
Ink: Staz-On Black, Versamark, Old Olive (for darkening the torn edge).
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Cutter Kit (for distressing edges), Dimensionals, Water Mister, Watercolor Crayons.