Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bloomin' Spring

Hello! Happy Hump Day! We are half way through the week... whew! We had spring break here last week, so it's been hard getting back into the groove, but I am so happy I have found a way to make stamping part of that routine again! I have throughly missed it! My mojo seems to have started to return, but I am not happy with how the brads on this turned out... simply because they seem off from each other... oh well, hopefully it's not too noticeable!

This card is for today's Color Throwdown to use Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso. I really love this soft color combination! This is also for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the main image and then used my aqua painters to give it a soft look. To achieve this, just apply a little color from your marker and then use the aqua painter to move the color around. If you color the whole thing with your marker, you're going to have too much color and it's going to bleed out of the image lines.

I used designer paper from three different sets... the bottom Blushing Bride paper is from the Hostess paper pack from the main catalog. The bottom Baja Breeze is from the retired paper, Urban Garden. The stop Baja Breeze is from the current Elegant Soiree.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Your card is so pretty, Riley! I love how you colored the image! P.S. I don't see anything wrong with your brads :)

    Have a great day!

  2. Riley, this is gorgeous - so soft and beautiful!

  3. So pretty Riley! I love hydrangeas! Very feminine :) Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  4. Beautiful combination of the challenges, Riley! So glad you could play along with us this week!

  5. This is such a lovely image! And the brads are fine!!

  6. wow, wow, WOW!! I need to check out that color throwdown! ...and that hydrangea is perfect for that sketch

    perfection, Riley!

  7. Such a pretty card. Love your layout and color combination with this image. TFS!