Monday, April 13, 2009

Purple and Pink Daisies

Spring has officially arrived in Texas and with it a huge array of beautiful flowers. Although I have had 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps for some time, this is the first time I have inked this wonderful daisy which comes with that set! This purple daisy was created for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers which required a monochromatic card!! A little reminiscent of last week, don't you think??

Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant, and US White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Grosgrain ribbon and Spica Pen

Tools: Nestabilities - Label 2


For my second card, I stamped each blossom in Pink Pirouette on US White panels cut out with my Labels 1 from Nestabilities.

The second layer of each blossom was stamped in Pretty in Pink, the third in Pixie Pink, and the fourth in Pink Passion. I sponged the edge of the Label 1 panel with Close to Cocoa and layered that on the next size Label 1 cut from Pretty in Pink and sponged with Pixie Pink. On the center floral panel I stamped tiny flowers from Hey, Chick! to give it a little more lift from the page.

I dolled the panels up a little with tiny rows of rhinestones and used dimensionals to attach the center floral panel over the back two.

The wonderful sentiment comes from 3 Step Hibiscus also by Kitchen Sink and is stamped with Close to Cocoa.

Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny, 3 Step Hibiscus, Hey, Chick!

Papers: Pretty in Pink, US White, and Berry Bliss by Stampin' Up

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones, Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tools: Nestabilities - Labels 1, Sponge

Be sure to check out the blogs of all the KSS Crew members!! Everyone has something special to share today!!

Dee*Maria*Nicole*Lori*Julie*Tammy*Angela

Please don't forget that you have one more week to join in on Makiko's Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #11 and possibly win some fabulous prizes!! The first place winner determined by the web poll will earn a $50 shopping spree at Kitchen Sink Stamps. Second prize determined by a random number generator will win the large stamp set of their choice. The third prize winner will also be determined by a random number generator and will win the small stamp set of their choice. The task is to complete a monochromatic card using pop ups. My orange and gray samples are below!! Be sure to use Mr. Linky to link your card and leave a comment on the Kitchen Sink Web Blog!!

Also take time to vote for your choice for the winner of Challenge #10 while you are over at Kitchen Sink!! Midnight EST on Wednesday, April 15 is the cutoff for voting so hurry over there and make your voice heard!!

7 comments:

  1. These are so pretty and springy, Lynn!! Love them both!

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  2. Beautiful cards, Lynn! The purple is so rich and regal looking, and the pink is perfectly Springy!

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  3. Both cards are beautiful Lynn! I really like the layout and all the nesties on the pink one. Just beautiful

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  4. Lovely, lovely cards, Lynn! I esp love the first one, so clean and elegant and the monochromatic purple is great!

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  5. Beautiful cards! Both are so classic and elegant! You know how to do monochromatic cards! :D The three pink daisy in diamonds is so striking!!! Fabulous job Lynn!

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  6. Beautiful cards Lynn!! Those Gerber Daisies are some of my absolute favs!!! and I love the colors you used for yours! :)

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  7. I absolutely LOVE the Gerbera Daisy stamp. You did that set good sister! What a beautiful choice of colors. Hooray!

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