Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Flashback: Delight in Life

Happy Friday, Flashback fans!  Which I think is just my mom but that's okay :)  This week's randomly chosen retired stamp set is Delight in Life, which was a Sale-a-Bration stamp set back in the day when it was still called Sell-a-Bration.  So let's flash back...

This old card was done with the white crayon resist technique....I know for me, the white crayon was always the only one that was still pristine and untouched while all the rest of my crayons were well-used.  So here's an idea to use the white crayon too--stamp on glossy white cardstock (might work on regular cardstock, I don't know?) and use the crayon to draw in highlights, then sponge ink over.  Easy peasy.

Welllll I thought this flashback was going to be a lot longer, but somehow that's the only old sample I had!  So here's my all-new card for today:

I used last week's SCS sketch challenge and this week's Color Throwdown, and this card came together in maybe 15 minutes.  I was tempted to swap out the Soft Sky for my personal favorite Baja Breeze, but I was a good girl and stuck to the challenge colors.  Although the way my photo turned out it almost looked like I used Baja Breeze anyway, hmph.  The ribbon is pale pink; I'm not real sure where it came from since I found it in a bag of loose ribbon and I thought it might look okay on here.  It seems a teensy bit heavier than SU's taffeta ribbon, but who knows where I got it.  Anyway, here's the color challenge:

That's a beautiful inspiration pic too.  I had fun using Regal Rose again, I miss that color.

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend!  I'm off to work on another scrapbook layout so I actually meet my goal of 10 pages for January :)

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Delight in Life, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Ink:  Regal Rose, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky
Paper:  Shimmery White, Soft Sky
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Argyle EF, ribbon of questionable provenance, Subtles Candy Dots, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

That must be a day bed, but I'd like something like that for my couch -- plenty of afghan storage!!! I would love that. I really like these colors, too. (Sitting here sneezing my head off.) I wonder what's on the floor -- looks like paint.

But I digress -- I really like your cards -- BOTH of them. And yes, I am a faithful follower. Love you!

Barbara said...

Very pretty! Beautiful focal image and that dainty ribbon is just the thing! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!

Joan Ervin said...

You have brought that old stamp set back to life with this gorgeous design...the pink flowers look sooo pretty and I love the texture in the background!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Broni said...

Love all the sparkle on your super pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

janaz said...

Love the new card! Going to get that set out and make something new with it. Thanks for sharing! :)