Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Avant Garden

I wasn't quite sure where to begin with this pretty set called Avant Garden.  It was FREE in the Sale-a-Brations catalog.  All you have to do is make a qualifying purchase of $50 and you can choose an item free.

I decided I hadn't used pinks in a while.  I seem to get in a rut with the Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron colors.  I pulled out some Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo to see how they looked together.  The greens were easy - Old Olive regular and stamped off, and Pear Pizzazz.  These two colors are in my comfort zone.

I stamped the flowers and leaves and thought it looked a little too pinky.  I inked up the dots in the stamp set with Peekaboo Peach and that seemed to pull it together. I first used a base of Crumb Cake and then decided to try another version with Melon Mambo.  Let me know which one you prefer! I used Stylish Stems Framelits for the sentiment piece on the Crumb Cake version.

p.s.  Did you know there are NEW freebies in Sale-a-Bration?!!  They were just released yesterday. 
 Check them out here:

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Pals Blog Hop - February 2017

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I decided to use Beautiful You from the Occasions 2017 catalog (page 24).  I started out with a base of Soft Sky with a panel of Falling in Love designer series paper.  It's a gorgeous package of paper! I stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and colored the image with inks and an Aqua Painter.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark on vellum paper and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  I mounted the image on Blushing Bride and tucked a pretty doily under it, tied some Blushing Bride twine around it, and tucked the vellum piece behind.  I finished it off by splattering with a Gold Wink of Stella Pen.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up: