Yes, oh yes, Baja Breeze is coming back!! I’m so happy that Stampin’ Up chose to include this color as part of its Color Renovation. This week’s Color Throwdown #92 includes this beautiful blue so I had to give it a try, of course. The colors are Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Old Olive and Kraft. I also wanted to give the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #68 a try. Take a look at this great layout:
Ever since I first saw the new Summer Mini, I have been wanting to try out the look of the bag on the front cover. It uses the Elements of Style stamped onto the Presto Patterns DSP. Wow, is this cool paper!! I stamped the flowers, then watercolored with my blender pen and finally sponged with Sahara Sand ink. I had intended to use some of my old Baja DSP for this card but once the stamped image was done, it just didn’t work. Instead, I pulled out an Old Olive piece from the Sweet Pea DSP (Occasions mini, ret). Much better! I also played around with Baja and Kraft paper layers but finally came to this arrangement. Yes, I added Chocolate Chip and hopefully no one minds too much. The image panel just didn’t pop enough against the lighter colors. I turned the sketch on its side and used some So Saffron wide grosgrain (SAB’09, ret), a Chocolate corduroy button and some thread that I dyed Old Olive. And here it is:
I wanted this to be an anniversary card and I think it has the right romantic feel for that. If you haven’t already tried this Presto Patterns paper, talk to you demonstrator. You will have a great time with all the possibilities! Glad you stopped by…have a great rest of your week!
Stamp: Elements of Style; Paper: Presto Patterns DSP, Sweet Pea DSP (Occasions mini), Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White (inside); Ink: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Old Olive; Accessories: Blender Pen, So Saffron ribbon (ret), Chocolate corduroy button, Dimensionals, thread
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Wow! This is stunning! Love the technique and those colors are gorgeous!! Great job with the sketch.
what a great way to use the presto paper – love the effect and I bet I would love it even more in person! beautiful card –
Oh my! Simply breathtaking!!!
Wow! That’s beautiful!
Hi Jen! This is lovely!
How pretty! Love how you used the sketch and your ribbon treatment! Thanks for playing along with us in the Throwdown!