Monday, January 30, 2012

Shopping Our Stash #36 - Winter Blues

It wasn't until reading this challenge that I realized I don't tend to use a lot of blue in cards - I find blues very hard to match. There's lots of blue paper in my stash, though, so off I went to give it a whirl, and I came up with two cards - one blue in colour only, and one a little blue in colour & theme.

Supplies: papers from Basic Grey "Marjolaine;"
flower stamp from Hero Arts; sentiment from MFT;
Versamark & Pirate Gold EP;
labels 4 Nesties

flowers coloured with Martha Stewart markers;
I only had scraps of the paper I wanted to emboss the flowers on,
so I stamped it on two pieces & hid the seam (and enlarged
the panel this way) behind the olive scrap. 

Supplies: papers from Basic Grey "Wander;"
dog stamp from TAC; sentiment from Michaels;
Palette Noir ink;
standard oval & Labels 4 Nesties
The challenge closes tonight, so you have 16 hours to link up here with your Winter Blues project.


Jingle said...

These are terrific cards!

Jen W. said...

That gold embossing powder rocks and I love how you enlarged the panel - never would have guessed!

The second card is too adorable - I just want to cuddle that little guy!

CinnamonSally said...

Love the gold embossing and the beautiful blue flowers, great trick with the seam!

Emily Keaton said...

Jessi, your gold embossing looks fantastic!! I think you did a super job finding some blue--these look so pretty. Hey, just realized that *I* have that TAC dog stamp, too!! Always loved it :). He looks so cute with those Wander papers!

Crystal said...

Wonderful cards, love all the blue & the embossed flowers look fabulous! Thanks for joining us over at SOS this week :)

Allison Rankin said...

Can you believe I don't have Marjolaine? ('ll ruin my reputation!) Love this esp. since I just bought an agapanthus stamp from the LSS. Love the puppy one mixed with Wander too!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I'm totally loving your stamping in the first card--wow!!! So stunning! The dog in the second card is absolutely adorable. I love that pp. I know what you mean about the many blues have a faded look and while I love navy, they are impossible to match!

lisa arana said...

the embossing and coloring is just super. and i adore the sweet puppy.

Anonymous said...

I'm with the masses, I love the embossing and colouring, what a rich effect! Fab images too!

Deena said...

that embossed card is really cool looking...and I love the dog image in the second card...thanks for joining us at shopping our stash this week!