Clearly for You

Clearly for You

Today I created this card for two challenges Saturday Sketch Challenge #214 at Stamping 411, http://stamping411.blogspot.com/2011/07/saturday-sketch-challenge-214.html and Colorlab Color Challenge #51 using the colors Calypso Coral, Baya Breeze, and Daffodil Delight,  http://blog.mycreateink.com/2011/07/colorlab-color-challenge-51-new-color-palooza.html.  I do not think I have entered the Colorlab Challenges before but I have been admiring their work.

I used the Clearly for You stamp set for this challenge.  I have had the set since the Spring Mini Catalog, but I have struggle with using it.  Initially the bird reminded me of a blue heron but then I saw someone use it as a flamingo and the lightbulb seemed to go off.  I am going to say the bird is a roseate spoonbill since I live in Florida and call it a day.  This card is a hybrid of many inspirations and I may still tweak it in the future.  I stamped the Top Note Die with the background stamp from Clearly for You and ran it through the Big Shot using the Embossing Folder Vintage Wallpaper, hard to see from the photo.  I stamp the bird stamp in Baya Breeze and then removed the ink with a blender pen, and colored the bird in Calypso Coral and accent with Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment in the corner is from You’re a Gem.    I lightly sponged Calypso Coral on the edge of the punches and around the edge of the card.  Overall I am happy with the results, and my daughter will be using this as a thank you note for instructors at Marine Biology Camp at Jacksonville University because she had such a great time.

ColorChallenge51

Today has been a fun-filled day, and I am ready to go back to work so I can get some rest.  The family went to church, I made this card, meant with my mother to brain storm with her on a project for her garden club, bought and laid eight bags of mulch with my teenage daughter, and cooked a roast for dinner with baked potatoes and honey glazed carrots.   Normally I make mashed potatoes with roast and carrots, and  it was noted  by my family that I took the easy way out and we just had baked potatoes.  I must say, my daughter helped me with the mulch, after a little fussing and I never would have gotten the yard done without her.

Tomorrow is August 1 and I am placing my first order as a new demonstrator.  It is like Christmas, it is my birthday week so I may be a little bad, and order some extra goodies.  I am so blessed, and I am sending you blessings.  Thanks for letting me share- until next weekend.

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