Morning! It's Wednesday......the most wonderful time of the week...creatively speaking, that is! :)
Kristin is our hostess today! YAY!!! She has a rockstar combo of colors for us to work with today:
Ahhhhh, right up my alley! Love that :) Here's what I did:
I chose to work this set from Taylored Expressions called Creativi-Tea. I love this set....I love tea and coffee sets to begin with, but this one has this really pretty floral frame that I wanted to color up. I got this set as a card kit when it was first released and in the kit were these awesome papers from The Girl's Paperie and they've been some of my most favorite papers of the year, PERFECT for today's color combo! The plain card stock was from this kit too. I couldn't find it on the TE website so, sadly, I think it's gone now :( and am unsure of the exact names. Anyone know??
I started with a base very similar to So Saffron where I added that beautiful floral then topped it with a panel in the Pear Pizzaz hue in a large scallop and behind that a yellow gingham scallop layer. I tied my pink satin ribbon on that layer then added my focal image which I colored with Copics and added a ribbon-ended sentiment which is actually from PTI Blooming Button Bits set. After adding some stitching all the way around I added this panel to a card base very similar to Rose Red. This card will be on it's way tomorrow to one of our generous sponsors of the CTD 100th challenge. Yep, I'm just getting those in the mail, but truly, I feel like it's never too late to say thank you :)
So, some exciting news to share....I have partnered up with a friend from high school, Ariana Grant, who is a full-time professional graphics designer. Together, we are getting ready to release our first die and coordinating stamp set that I think you are going to FLIP over!! As I write this post (Tuesday night), I have just finished experimenting with the stamp set as the sample JUST arrived via UPS a few hours ago and I have to say I am not only proud but tickled pink to be able to share this with you VERY soon!!! I encourage you to follow my blog. Not only would it make my day, but I guarantee you are not going to want to miss this first release!! Over the next few days I plan to be doing a sneak peek AND potentially a pre-order.
NEXT Wednesday, it is my turn to host the Color Throwdown and I already have three projects to share: a diaper cake I made for a baby shower, coordinating gift card and two more thank you cards for generous 100th challenge sponsors. BUT I am also hoping to be able to share MORE with you on the die and stamp set so I expect this blog to be jam-packed with goodness next Wednesday!!
Don't forget to hop on over to the Color Throwdown Challenge blog to upload your cards for today. Remember, use what you have that's close. I can't wait to see what you create! And for some super-fantastical inspiration, visit the blogs of the fabulous design team members:
Chupa, Guest Designer for August
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Creativi-Tea(Taylored Expressions), Blooming Button Bits(PTI)
Paper: all from Creativi-Tea card kit from TE
Ink: Rose Red(SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: pink ribbon(American Crafts), rhinestone(my stash), machine stitching, EK Success jumbo scallop punch, scallop border punch(SU!)