A Doily Hi

The super talented Anne Marie has a great CAS (Clean And Simple) challenge for us this week at the Paper Players:

I decided to really focus on the CAS aspect of this challenge, because I often struggle with this.  And struggle I did — I have several versions of this very simple card in my trash can.  Either I didn’t line the two layers up properly, or I stamped the sentiment crooked, or I got a random smear of ink on the white card stock, or somehow otherwise messed it up.  I was quite frustrated with this little card by the time I finished.  Guess I need more practice with CAS, huh!?

CAS Doilies

I hope you can join us in this challenge.  Meanwhile, you can check out the other designers’ creations here:

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Delicate Doilies, Regarding Dahlias (sentiment)
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels

A Clean, Crisp Dahlia — FMS90

The super talented Linda Callahan has a fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

I pulled out my new Regarding Dahlias stamp set again (I love that flower, I tell ya).  This card was super simple and easy to make.

FMS Dahlia

I hope you’ll join us for this challenge.  You can check out what the other designers did with the sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Versamark
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, I am Me dsp
Embellishments:  White Baker’s Twine, Neutrals Candy Dots, Candy Dots Brad Bases, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

It’s a Dahlia Day

I got my order of new catalog items and had a little time to play with it today.  One of the stamp sets at the top of my wish list was the Regarding Dahlias set.  Not only do I love the floral image (I’m such a sucker for floral images), but I love the sentiments as well.  They will be well used I’m sure.

Dahlia Day

I stamped the dahlia on watercolor paper with Calypso Coral ink, and then took my watercolor brush and Crisp Cantaloupe ink and colored in the petals.  I then just used some water in my brush to dilute the colors a bit and blur the image slightly.  I then applied Dazzling Diamonds on top.  I used another stamp set, Gorgeous Grunge, to make the splatters.

Enjoy your Saturday!  I am one project away from being finished with my convention display samples (23 down, and just one to go).   Then I need to take pictures of them all so I can share them with you after convention next month.  Whew!  It will be such a relief to box them all up and ship them to Utah.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Whisper White, Watercolor paper, I Am Me dsp
Embellishments:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack