Well, if you haven’t heard by now, let me be the one to share the great news!! Stampin’ Up is having a Color Revolution and there is quite a shake-up going on. Some of my favorite old In Colors are returning, namely RIVER ROCK!!! Sorry to yell, but I am really, really, really happy about that! I have resisted using River Rock with my Soft Suede (even though they are amazing together) because I had to hoard my River Rock. Well, no more! I can use it with reckless abandon knowing I can get more. Yea! I just received my pre-order for the upcoming Summer Mini (be on the lookout, it starts on May 1st). The first set that simply had to be ordered was Elements of Style. I love it!! There were a couple of challenges that I wanted to try today and the first is the Pals Paper Arts challenge 37, Flowers. Well, Elements of Style is all about flowers so that was easy enough! Now to the layout. I headed on over to the Our Creative Corner Sketch blog for their OCCSC10.
This seemed to have plenty of room for the big flower stamp! I (sadly) don’t have any River Rock ribbon left, so I just did a little piercing in place of the ribbon. I stamped the image with Soft Suede ink on Whisper White and colored in the flowers (using a blender pen) with So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Night of Navy, and River Rock. These are all part of the core colors that are remaining. I distressed the paper and sponged with Soft Suede. The small rectangle was created with the swirl and sponging with Soft Suede. I popped the image panel up on dimensionals then created a matching inside. I did find that flipping the layout worked better for me (it didn’t start that way though!).
I hope you like this as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp: Elements of Style (Summer Mini); Paper: Soft Suede, River Rock, Whisper White; Ink: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Rose Red, Night of Navy, River Rock, Soft Suede; Accessories: Piercing tool, Mat Pack, Dimensionals
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