|Wish I had one of these for my house!!|
"It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal...one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly."
Exciting news! I am the guest designer for Scrappin' Great Deals for this month's challenge.
I was the lucky random winner in their March challenge and the prize was a nice gift voucher to their store and the opportunity to be their guest designer for May. Shopping plus Show & Tell.....Hooray!!! The new challenge was delayed a bit so it doesn't come out for a few more days.....the 28th, I think, so I will not reveal the challenge inspiration. However, they very generously gave me an okay for posting a few days early because I wanted to enter this card in the current Waffle Flower Challenge.
Here are the wonderful colors and inspiration photo for Waffle Flower's challenge:
Now I bet you are curious how I put that with the inspiration for Scrappin' Great Deals, aren't you? :) You'll see in a few days! lol...
I couldn't resist making a cheery card inspired by those daisies in the photo!!!
I used two different Waffle Flower stamp sets for the words on my card. The Hello is from Flower Circles and the others are from On My Mark. All stamping was with Olympia Green Tsukineko - Versafine Ink. It's quite dark and really looks very close to black both in the photo and in real life.
I also used a stamp from Inspired by Stamping - Garden Seed Packets
for the white embossed daisy. It is actually a sunflower image, but colored this way I think it looks like a white English daisy. :) I used Gelatos and my waterbrush to paint the center and around the petals. Then I used Distress Ink to shade the edges.
I hadn't really made a card with little squares of different media in them before. I was inspired by this post in Jennifer Grace's Focus Your Craft & Soul blog event that is wrapping up today in a few hours.
My green squares are from Core'dinations Vintage Collection cardstock which I dry embossed using my Darice - Floral folder and then sanded to bring out the contrasting core color.
(I'm glad I got that embossing folder when I did because apparently it is discontinued. See my Product Links - click on link or on tab at top of page - for a very similar product.)
I used a variety of flowers and sequins to adorn my card. Please check out my Product Links for some of my favorite flowers. I am slowly adding more links on that page. :)
Hope you enjoyed this sunny card today!! I want to thank the kind people at Scrappin' Great Deals for giving me the chance to be their guest designer. It's been a real challenge, but a lot of fun!!! Thanks so much!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower Challenge May 11-24
2. Jennifer Grace Creates - Challenge to be Inspired Linky Party
3. Tombow May Flowers Challenge