I needed a special card for one of my aunts who is a bit under the weather. My aunt has an unbelievable sense of style and I can’t just send her any old card, you see. Of course, I turned to some of the weekly challenges for inspiration. First, I saw this really cool layout over at Mojo Monday.
I chose the square option and started playing with my stamps. Things still weren’t coming together so I opted for a color challenge. I saw the colors over at the Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 18.
Navy, check, Old Olive, check, Kraft, check, Brocade Blue….hmm. Oh wait, I still have some left over Bella Bleu DSP!!! While the colors in it are Not Quite Navy in the catalog, some of the coordinating blue looks like Brocade Blue. And, I am pretty sure that using Bella Bleu paper insures a pretty card every time!! Now, as you look at the picture, you’ll see that her color challenge really called for Ballet Blue (and also Whisper White). I obviously missed those details and went stamping! Only when I came to give credit did I notice my mistake. So, Stacy, I am still linking this to your challenge since the colors were intended to be your idea!
Also, you can see I flipped the Mojo Monday sketch since it seemed to work better for me. I used the Inspired by Nature set with a faux watercolor technique. I applied ink with the Stampin’ Write markers and then spritzed the stamp with water to get the images to blur a bit.
I hope you like this one and, most importantly, I hope it provides my aunt with a little lift! Thanks for stopping by…please let me know you visited. Your comments are most welcome!
Stamp: Inspired by Nature; Paper: Bella Bleu DSP, Night of Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla; Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue; Accessory: Kraft Taffeta ribbon