Well I managed to get into my room yesterday for a bit and did cross a few more items off my To Do list. I have back to back workshops today so not sure if I will have time to get to anything. I am hoping I can at least plan some cards so that when I get time I only have to stamp them.
Today we have a color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments
I have to admit I was not thrilled with the Real Red in there. I was not certain how I was going to use it. Then I remembered my Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape and knew the polka dots would be perfect! I mean who does not like paisley and polka dots! Since I knew this was going to be a challenge color combo I decided to use a sketch challenge for it. I found the perfect one at Pals Paper Arts
I began by stamping several images from the Paisleys & Posies set using the Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. Then I decided to bite the bullet and add some Real Red images. When I was finished it did not look half bad. I added a strip of the washi tape and attached my layer to my card base. I then needed to address the horizontal strip. I decided to make that my sentiment strip. I used a sentiment from the stamp set as these colors were just perfect for the uplifting sentiment. It seemed to lack some pizzazz so I added some bling by putting rhinestones in the center of the red flowers. It still did not seem finished to me so I pulled out my silver foil and my framelit and cut out 2 of the flower shapes. I added them to my card and now it was complete. Here is my completed creation!
inside of card and envelope
Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card
Thanks for visiting me today. Wish me luck that I am still standing at the end of the day with all I have to get done today. Have a Terrific Tuesday and if you don't have this set you need to order it so you can create your own Colorful Paisleys!