Like I said yesterday, I had a little extra stamping time this week and got to play along with some awesome challenges! When I first saw the colors over at Fab Friday, I thought that Mindy and the team were a little crazy. I mean really, Sahara Sand with Basic Gray?? Of course then I saw the team’s examples and knew they were on to something!! I also saw that The Paper Players has a CAS challenge from Nance Leedy up this week for banners. I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
I started with the base of Sahara Sand and put a layer of Basic Gray next to it. Wow, they are so great together and I had no idea. I don’t normally use Sahara Sand but this has changed my feeling about that!! I had some strips of this Basic Gray polka dot paper left over on my table from yesterday’s card so I started playing around with the idea of the banner. Funny enough, incorporating in the So Saffron was the hardest part. I played around with all kinds of backgrounds to the banner before I had the inspiration to try a piece of First Edition DSP. I used my Blender Pen to add a little bit of color to the flowers and knew I had found the answer! I thought it would be fun to add some little elements to the banner and pulled out some buttons, punches and embosslits to see what I could come up with. I am so happy with the result! Now I have a card all ready for a special birthday coming up in a couple of weeks (one of my sisters-in-law). I love it when I get ahead!
Well this is certainly a recent record. Four posts in a row!! Sadly the pace will slow back down over the next few weeks. I have had September on leave from United (due to my husband’s deployment) but will be back to work in October. I have a big check ride (flying test) during the second week and need to hit the books and get ready for that. Of course I will have my normal challenge posts and hopefully an extra one in there somewhere.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. I hope the rest of your week is fantastic!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, First Edition DSP, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray; Ink: Basic Gray, So Saffron; Accessories: Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Neutrals Buttons, Subtles Buttons, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit