Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DCC312: Flower Show Challenge for Repeat Impressions

This week's Designer Choice Challenge 312 for The House That Stamps Built (the blog for Repeat Impressions) is Flower Show.  I chose the Repeat Impressions square Iris Stamp 919-I.  I stamped the image in archival ink several times on watercolor paper.  I lightly colored each square using Distress Inks smeared on a craft sheet and spritzed with water--Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, and Shaded Lilac--using a Niji Waterbrush.  Once these were dry I mounted them on Memory Box Key Lime Distressed Dots Paper and then onto a layer of purple cardstock before adding them to a Memory Box Key Lime notecard.  I tied a wide purple and pink plaid ribbon around the card.  Then I used a Simon Says Stamp Banner Die cut from a piece of the Key Lime Distressed Dots Paper and stamped the "hello spring" sentiment from the coordinating Simon Says Stamp stampset.  I like the way I looped the banner over the knot in the bow.  Unfortunately the subtle coloring in the flowers didn't photograph well--they really are lovely many-shaded images.


Anonymous said...

A great card for Hand Delivery! Who would have thought these colors would look so nice together. Connie

Cheri said...

Anne, this is so lovely! And what a creative card! Love that bow...the combo of colors pop! Thank you for playing along with us at The House That Stamps Built for the Flower Show challenge.