Sunday, June 26, 2011

Twinkling Thank You

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!

14 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This is absolutely delightful! Effective use of the edge and I love your take with the OLW photo! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see your fabulous work again!

Jenny said...

Oh how pretty is your card Stephanie, I love that stamp and the way you've grounded the vases with shading. Wonderful card :)
Jenny x

Fiona said...

So pretty, love that edge too.

Rosemary said...

simply put: beautiful card!!!

Amber said...

this is beautiful! The shading around the vases is perfect. Wonderful job!

Debgem said...

I think the vases of flowers are so pretty - wonderful colouring, and I love H2Os but, as you say, you can never quite capture their sparkle!! I really like the shaped edge too! Fabulous!

Dana said...

Oh Stephanie, this is so pretty. Your shading is perfect and I really like the CAS feel of this one. Thanks so much for "getting edgy" with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Colleen said...

Beautiful job, Stephanie! Love your take on the inspiration photo.

Heather T said...

Beautiful colouring, your shadowing and shading is lovely.

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous! A mini masterpiece! Love the card with that bottom edge, it suits it perfectly :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see you back again next week ;)

Laura Davis said...

This is so pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
hugs
Laura

Shirley said...

Wow! Steph, one of my favorite Leigh Hanna imges! A really beautiful card and I am in love with your edge at the bottom~

Susan said...

Stephanie, this is one of the best cards I've seen in a while! LOVE it!!

Brenda Dean said...

This card is so beautiful! Great coloring!