Welcome to my addiction!

Thank you for stopping in and looking around. I am an admitted paperholic and try to participate in all things stamped. In the past I have taught classes on unique techniques at our LSS and have loved every minute of it. My mind continues to want to create and share. I garner my inspiration from fellow bloggers, our LSS, and some of the horticulture magazines that come in the mail. Simple pleasures in life make me smile and that includes a simple yet elegant card or piece of paper that I see potential. Please feel free to share your work with me as I share my work with you. Enjoy your visit!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Anniversary, You are an inspiration

Good morning!  Finished this last night but was to tired to post, so you get it this morning.

I love to stamp and color, so I took a couple of challenges and rolled them into one so I could cover a couple of bases.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons with all the oranges, yellows, browns, greens, just everything and always so beautiful, almost no combination is wrong.  Here the stamp is MFP sunflower (retired) popped up with a dimensional, banner and sentiment on front page are from LOC (Layers of Colors).
The center is "Puff" embossing powder from Ranger, kind of a nice touch, I love the texture from this. Close up you can see I have sponged the background with Pool Party ink, and have blended the petals of the flower with yellow first and then Rusty Hinge closer in to give depth and life.  Finally sprayed it all with Shimmerz Goldie Lox mist to give it sparkle.  DP's are older and unknown, but the base paper is old Olive spritzed with Olive Branch Spritz also from Shimmerz.

The inside is just simply stamped just plain in old Olive onto a Spellbinders deckled rectangle.  Thanks for looking!


Card Recipe:
Stamping Up CS: Old Olive, White, Stamping up inks:  Old Olive, Pool Party, & Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun. SU Embossing Powder. Crystal Clear.  Distress Ink: Rusty Hinge.  Spellbinder's: Deckled Rectangle.  Offray:  white semi transparent, olive zigzag.Ranger: Puff Embossing Powder Deep Brown Shimmerz: Old Olive Spritz, No Yolking Coloringz, Goldie Lox Shimmeringz, Stamps:Mark's Finest Paper Sunflower and bee Banner and Sentiment - Layers Of Colors. Embellies:  Pearls by Reminisce


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I love sunflowers and this is just delightful. What a beautiful job you did with sponging in the colors and that puff embossing power is spot on perfect for the center of the flower. The clusters of pearls are the perfect finishing touches. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Anne Marie said...

What a gorgeous card, Cindy Lou! I love the dimension from popping the flower up off the card along with those pretty pearl accents. The "puff" embossing powder looks awesome in the flower center, too. So many gorgeous details! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)