Monday, May 18, 2015

You've Got This, I've Got This



 It's always fun to play with a new stamp set.  Some are harder to master than others, and this was just one of those that I had to play around with to get the effect that I was looking for.  It's called You've Got This, and it's a sneak peek at one of the new products in the new catalog arriving June 2.  If you like this and would like to see more, let me know and I'll get you a catalog. 
I had a vision of what I wanted to do when I started this card, and here's where I began, with the crosshatch design to stamp in the background. I knew I wanted to color the flower, so I ended up stamping off the design in order to do that.  I tried stamping the image in a couple of colors and test coloring in order to get the soft look I was hoping for.  I ended up using Basic Gray ink for the initial stamping, and then I colored the flower with Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz Stampin Write Markers.  I did a little experimenting trying to get a little shading, and decided that enough was enough, and when I stepped back I liked the way it looked.  Next time I think I will try a little watercoloring.  I can't wait to play more with this flower. 
I ended up stamping a flower inside and I love the way the stamp stands on it's own, too.  Finally, for a little zip I gave a few splashes of Pool Party with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.  Then I added a little texture by embossing just the 2 corners with the Chevron EF. 
I got my inspiration from this card using the colors from the Just Add Ink Challenge #262, and the Little  Red Wagon Challenge #282 asked to Make an Impression with embossing this week.  CAS on Sunday Challenge #58 suggested "Cheer Up, Buttercup", so the salutation You've Got This fit my interpretation.  May Flowers seems to be the running theme on several of the challenge sites, which tickles me.  So, if it's not overdoing it, I will share on SUO Challenge #122  for Fun Flowers, and Can You Case It #70   for May Flowers, and then that's enough playing for today. 
I have more fun with flowers planned for tomorrow, so come back a visit again. 
 
Mary Alice

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