I have been so crazy busy since my kids got out of school - having lots of fun, but missing my ink time. I finally got a little time to create today. I combined this week's One Layer Wednesday and CAS-ual Fridays challenges for my creation. I am so happy to be able to play both of these wonderful challenges this week. I hate to miss them.
The awesome Girl Fridays over at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog have challenged us with CFC8 to use border punches, rip some cardstock, whatever your pleasure to add a fun edge to your Clean And Simple project!
Susan Raihala's One Layer Wednesday challenge this week - OLW59 - is based on this photo. Susan of Simplicity by LateBlossom is an incredible artist. Her work blows me away. It is CAS at its finest, and I am always energized and inspired by her talent.
This photo instantly put me in mind of Zinnias, an image from Impression Obsession that I have had for a while and never used.
I stamped the zinnias image on watercolor paper with Memento Tuxedo blank ink and then colored it with Twinkling H2O's. They have such a beautiful sparkle that I can never really capture in my photos. I wanted to use Copics this time, but since they bleed paper a bit, H2O's were a better choice for my one layer card. The bottom border was made with my new PTI Edgers 3 Collection border die, which I just love. I finished my card off with a sentiment from Verve's Thankful Accents set stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I am happy with the result of these combined challenges. It is so good to have some time to focus on my art tonight. Thanks so much for stopping in and taking a look!