WhooHoo. I got 2 1/2 cards made this past week. My neighbor grows blue poppies, they're almost 3 feet tall! They were my inspiration to color a couple of my digi poppy images from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps and I used this week's sketch from The Sweet Stop SSS225 for one of them. (The other blue poppy card is not finished yet.)
I love how it turned out with this color combo! (You can click on the image to make it bigger.)
Stamps: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps-Poppies (digi), Our Daily Bread Designs-Crochet Border
Ink: TH Distress Ink-Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Antique Linen Paper: K&Company, DCWV
Other: Prisma Colored Pencils, Sponge daubers, Seam Binding, water spritzer. Spellbinders-Ovals,
Floral Oval dies, ODBD-Crochet Border die, Bow Easy
I used TH Distress Ink pads in Salty Ocean & Faded Jeans to dye the seam binding the shade I wanted it. It was fun to do & I had blue fingers for almost 2 days. :) Yes, I could have, and probably should have, used a baggie or a plastic glove on my hand but I was too lazy (?) to go down to the kitchen to get one. Well, more like impatient to get on with the fun! The next day I received a few comments about my 3 dark blue finger tips from co-workers (You didn't get that from gardening...no that would be a green thumb, this here's a blue one, from inking! haha Huh?!), from an auto parts store clerk (like he hasn't seen filthy hands, well, just not blue ones) & from my hubby (They look dirtier than mine after working on my truck, use a scrubber like I do! Really?).
I had worked on this card over several days, and was finishing it up Thursday morning. My hubby was packing up to go off to work for a few weeks and I had a few hours until we needed to head into the airport. He called up to me, "are you working on a card for me?!" Umm, hmm, "Nooo, I'm finishing up another card", I replied as tinges of guilt creep in, helped by his "ohhh" response. Thoughts running through my head: I didn't make him an anniversary card last week, and now he's taking off for a few weeks; he says he likes it when I leave him a note in his bag, which I haven't done in months (?)...oh boy... So I grabbed some stamps, think quick but don't overthink, or nothing will get made! My inspiration - he's going to be on a ship at sea in the far north (tho not a sail boat like the image I used). This is what I came up with, and handed to him as I chased him out the door to the waiting vehicle. Wheewww! Love ya dear!
Stamps: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps-The Sea Ink: Versamark, TH Distress ink-Stormy Sea, Antique Linen
Other: Judi kins Embossing Powder-Lapis Lazuli (image), Ranger Super Fine Detail EP Black (sentiment) , sponge daubers
The JudiKins EP "Lapis Lazuli" is a mix of a dark blue & a bronze colored powder. I hadn't used that EP in years and I wasn't sure what look to expect using it with this silhouette image. I just jumped in & tried it, no hours of hesitation....and, well, it gives it an interesting look! I added a little sponging (maybe not enough) and called it good. More like hubby called it time to go, so done it was!