Sunday, August 11, 2019

Color challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS

Hello again...today's card is for the new yummy color challenge over at SUNDAY STAMPS. I think I used all of them in the card I made...
Below is the sketch...
Below is my card...

I used Abstract Impressions. Kind of a late summer heading toward fall kinda thought behind it. I also used a bow...I am not really a bow person but it's so light and airy, you don't really see it in the photo.

So that is what I made with the colors. Excited to see what you come up with and checkout the DT blogs and see if they don't inspire you to join us...

Thanks for stopping by
Melissa

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hope for FMS # 399

Hello and welcome...
Today's post and card are for the FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES # 399
challenge. Great sketch and I finally decided what stamp set I was
going to use for this one!

Below is the sketch...

And here is my interpretation of the sketch...



Still loving the Sailing Home set. I chose 3 elements from that set and
bumped them up on the waves embossing folder. It was a little challenging
trying to capture the waves because it's on white, but I think you can 
pick up the movement on the background.


Colors used were, Night of Navy, Soft Suede & Tranquil Tide. The card size is 5 x 5.

Thanks so much for stopping by..
Melissa

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Birthday Wishes for Sunday Stamps

Hello and welcome! Sunday Stamps new challenge is a fun one!  I am excited to see what you will come up. Below is the sketch...




Sweet sketch right? I used my other current favorite set ❤❤❤ Sailing Home.  My card is below...



The Night of Navy & Crumb Cake look great together on the Soft Ivory and I added a touch of Smokey Slate. For the 3 elements I balanced the center anchor with the nautical ropes and used the matching DSP for the panel. Well that is my card and I hope you head over to the other DT blogs and checkout their lovelies...

Thanks for stopping in...
Melissa 



Saturday, July 27, 2019

Congratulations for FMS

This is my second post of the day and it's for Freshly Made Sketches #398. It's a very different sketch and love the many ways it can be interpreted. Below is the sketch...

Pretty great sketch right? I decided to go with heat embossing instead of stamping. I did hand color the flowers a little but I think the metallic gold against the white with just a touch of color was just enough. My card is below...


Petal Palette worked perfectly for this sketch. The speckled splash for the brushstrokes and the floral spray for the focal. Colors used are Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Seafoam. Well that's it for now. Thanks for stopping in and taking a look...
Have a great day...
Melissa

ENJOY TODAY for TTOT

Hello and welcome...this post is for the sketch challange over at Try Stampin on Tuesday #417. I just think the sketch is so fun and the DT team did a great job with their interpretations. Below is the sketch:





Here is my card:


I used the smaller image from the Morning Mist Magnolia from SU! One of my new favorite sets.
I did watercolor them and the background for some interest. Colors used for watercoloring are: Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Old Olive and Soft Suede. I walked by a pile of metallic papers in my craft-room and decided I would use one of them to frame the watercolor panels. I chose the matte gold. I carefully spaced the panels on the base, added the magnolia flowers which I bumped up with dimensionals and randomly placed the water droplets on the panels. I like the sentiment from the same set...you can use it for a birthday or for a friend just to let them know you are thinking of them.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. I am hoping to post a few 
more things today while I have the time...

Happy Crafting...
Melissa  



Sunday, July 14, 2019

FRIEND for TTOT #416

Hi...I just received the new Good Morning Magnolia bundle and I wanted to play around with it. I decided to play along with TTOT #416 sketch and use the Christmas option. I was using another set and the card just wasn't coming together. So I pulled out the magnolia set and stamped the large flower in Memento Black to color it in, and it hit me...Black & White! So that is the direction I went and added a little Soft Sky for a soft accent. Below is the sketch...






I need to practice my coloring more...so my first card using the magnolia set came together pretty quickly without coloring it in. I'm imaging the same look with different color combos; Navy & White, Pink & Gray...


So glad you stopped by. 
See you soon...
Melissa

Happy Birthday for SUNDAY STAMPS

Hello again....SUNDAY STAMPS has a new color challenge up on the blog today. I am excited to see how you all interpret it! The colors are bold and bright and even a little exotic! I live in Florida and we have Peacock's that just roam around freely. Sometimes people purposefully get them, but a lot of times they just show up and beautify the scenery!
Color inspiration below...



Here is my card...


I was wanting to use another purple color but it didn't arrive in time. But Perfect Plum is still pretty!



Loves the dies from Springtime Impressions. They look great colored in like I did or used solid in a monochromatic theme. Looking forward to seeing what you create and post on the SS blog! The DT ladies have made some beauties...please be sure to stop by their blogs and check things out!

Til next time...
Melissa