Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Back...


Hi Everyone!
Sorry I've been away from the computer this past week, I don't quite know how it slipped by so quickly!! I will confess though, that I was stalking the Demos only side of Splitcoaststampers keeping tabs on what was going on in Salt Lake City during Stampin' Up's annual Convention. *sigh* I SO want to attend Convention...maybe next year if it all works out. I've almost got enough Airmiles! LOL!
I was a little rusty when I hit my stampin' space tonight, so I popped over to SCS and selected the current Color Challenge (#230) - Certainly Cocoa Blossoms. Definitely an interesting selection of colors, but I managed to get them together OK. Sometimes I find that certain colors just kinda ask for a certain stamp set, case in point my selection of Dreams Du Jour for this card. When I first put this card together I was finding the main panel of Blush Blossom to be too stark, so to soften it up I used a background stamp inked with the same Blush Blossom as the card stock, to give it a subtle tone-on-tone affect. I realize you can't see it very well in the picture, but I used the retired French Script background. I've been playing with a lot of butterflies lately, so I figured why not keep it going. I used the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and cut it out with the Big Shot. The body is simply a punch out from the horizontal slot punch, and the antennae are the scrap edges from the punch, stuck on with a mini glue dot. I sponged the edges in Close to Cocoa for some definition and the dew drops were added as an after thought.
So that's it for tonight's card. Pretty simple. I'll have to get my Mojo back and see what else I can create later this week.
Don't forget, tomorrow is my very FIRST BLOGAVERSARY! I'm excited that I have been on here a year now, and I want to give away some things! I'll post a pic of the goodies tomorrow, so make sure you pop by and leave a comment under tomorrow's post. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 12th!
Until then...
Happy Stampin'

3 comments:

Gina said...

Very pretty, I love pinks and green together. Congratulations on the blogaversary.

Monica said...

Great card, simple and elegant. Happy blogaversary!

Diane said...

That is so pretty!!!