Thursday, August 9, 2018

Saffron Pacific Poppy Hello ~ CCMC422, TGIFC171, AYSI131

Hello stampers!  I've got a two for one sketch challenge for our Create With Connie and Mary challenge this week.  I knew I wanted to use Accented Blooms and I wanted to incorporate the colors from TGIF challenge #171 which were So Saffron, Poppy Parade, and Pacific Point.  I also decided to watercolor again (an obsession), which is why I played along with As You See It's obsession challenge #131. I must also say that I'm obsessed with embossing folders in general but especially the basket weave one!  
The first card I made is below.  After I made it I wasn't too sure about the combination of thee colors and the layout, so I redid it (above), only this time I used Blends markers and blender pens with ink pads to add the color to the flowers.  After finishing the second card, which was a bit more subtle and monochromatic, I couldn't decide which one I liked best.  I even polled my family and they came up undecided as well, so I thought I'd just go ahead a post them both!  I chose to go with the more monochromatic one as my main card for the post, since it fit the sketch just a little better.  I just love the mesh polka dot ribbon for embellishing cards like this.  It adds a bit of texture and fun but doesn't over-power the card at all.

Here's a list of my supplies.....
card #1
Stamps: Accented Blooms
Ink: Poppy Parade, Mint Macron, & Daffodil Delight Blends markers; So Saffron, Pacific Point, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron
Accessories: Polka dot tulle ribbon, Basket weave TIEF, Tailored Tag punch

card #2
Stamps: Accented Blooms
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Stazon Black
Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White, So Saffron, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Pacific Point Stitched ribbon, Basket weave TIEF, rhinestones

So, there you have it!  Two for one sketch challenge!  I hope you'll be able to play along with us at CCMC this week!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. Beautiful use of the color challenge Jenny! I have been on the fence with this stamp set, but I think you've sold me :) Thank you for joining us at TGIF Challenges!

  2. I love both cards! Your coloring with both watercolor and blends is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TGIF Challenges!