Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stamping 411 and Our Creative Corner Challenges

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Today I have combined the "Oh Baby Inspiration" challenge at Our Creative Corner with the Saturday Sketch Challenge at Stamping 411.  Make sure you hop on over to both blogs and check out the details and all of the wonderful entries.

The inspiration photo at Our Creative Corner definitely appealed to my color sense.  I was also inspired by the flowers and the repetition of circles throughout the photo.  Using the sketch at Stamping 411, here is what I came up with.

I am totally loving the Labels Framelits.  And I think I managed to sponge pretty much every edge there is, including the inside panel!  There's a small strip of Calypso Coral organdy ribbon between the two panels of DSP.  Unfortunately, it doesn't show up very well in my pictures!

I sponged the blue Framelit panel while it was still in the Framelit.  It didn't leave as pronounced of an edge as I would have liked, but that's a lesson learned!  The focal image is stamped with Staz On on watercolor paper, and I used my ink pads and aqua blenders to watercolor it.  A few basic pearls cap off the focal point of the card.  The DSP, pearls, and three circular flower pieces echo the circles in the inspiration photo.

This card remains fairly clean and simple, but with a bit of added dimension and detail.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Stamping!


  1. fabulous colouring on your flowers, and I love your colour combo!
    If you love your Stampin up products you should check out the Simply Stampin Challenge.
    Kelly xx

  2. Pretty card--love your color combo!!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping 411!!

  3. I have just found ur blog via your OCC challenge card. I love it. So swish. I really hope we get the framelits in Australia at sometime. They make such a difference. What colour did you paint the flower with..poppy of calypso. Thanks and FAB card.

  4. Lynda, thank you for the sweet comment! I used layers of Calypso Coral on the flowers with a hint of So Saffron here and there to add a bit of "sunshine" to the petals. I hope you'll follow my blog. Thanks again.

  5. look at all the SAB yummies! This is just gorgeous! I love the rich colors1 Thanks for playing with us over on stamping 411!

  6. Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Stamping 411!!

  7. I just love how the Pool Party pops on the background. It's a beautiful card!

  8. Sheri -- this is just darling! The pearls are the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  9. Sheri, this is so pretty! Your shading on the flowers is beautiful and I love the pearl accents. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)