Thursday, July 21, 2011

Flowers in Bottles

Bruce and I made a trip over to Grand Rapids yesterday, mostly just to get out of the house.  We, or rather I, was having a bad case of cabin fever.  It's so hot I just don't want to go outside.  So we went , we shopped, we ate lunch and came home.  Nice little break and I scored some craft items and this stamp from Inkadinkado was one of them.  One of the few remaining independent stamping stores left in mid-Michigan, StampTherapy, has just moved into a new store, so of course I had to check it out.  They are still setting up but it's really nice.
So last night I was looking at my goodies and I inked up this image and stamped it onto some Cryogen white in Memento Rich Cocoa.  I decided to keep the coloring very light so I just outlined the bottles with Copics (top card B00, bottom card G20).  Then the flowers were done in shades of pink, R85, R83, R30 and RV14 for the top card and bottom in shades of yellow this touches of violet, V0000, Rv00, YG0000, YR00 and YR31.
I used a kraft card base for one and Neenah Classic white for the other with Papertreys Bitty Dot Basic for the DP.  The orange and the brown mats were from scraps and the ribbon, flat back pearl and rhinestones are from my stash.
Warning, it's never a good idea to craft when you're tired.  When I went to pull out my drawer of embellishments I dropped it on the floor.  Do you know how it hurts to kneel on a rhinestoen when crawling around to pick up those little buggers.  And of course trying to pick them up and getting them stuck all over me wasn't a picnic either.  Oh well lesson learned.
I really like how the cards turned out in spite of the aggravation.  Hope you do also.
Thansk for stopping by.  

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