Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Flashback: Morning Soft

Hellooooo stampy friends!  I'm late, but finally here with today's Friday Flashback.  It's been a long time since the last one!  But anyway, today's featured stamp set is Morning Soft.

I love morning glories, they're some of my favorite flowers.  I also love hydrangeas and orchids, if you're curious :)  When we lived in North Carolina, I had some morning glories in our backyard.

Also features Floral and Warm Words

I had morning glories in all different colors, from a pretty cornflower blue to the striking dark purple Grandpa Ott variety, and I also planted some moonflowers and four o'clocks in there too so I had flowers all day.  Well, until the hubs put undiluted Miracle Grow on them...did you know that can kill plants?  The moonflowers were HUGE, too.

Also features one of the All-Year Cheer sets.  Honestly, who can keep all three of them straight?  Not I.

I think the sentiment on this one should be scooched over just a little down and left...I try hard at CAS cards but it's so difficult to get everything in just the right place!  Anyway, that's it for the flashback part of today's post, so here's the card that took me all afternoon to make:

I was going for a Grandpa Ott morning glory :)  I thought I'd try something a little different and embossed the image with clear EP on white cardstock, then colored it in with my (retired, but still missed) Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  Actually I think the shading looks a little bit better IRL than it does on the picture, and when I was halfway done with coloring it in I thought I'd made a mistake, but I ended up liking the finished image better than I thought I would.  I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

I'm a little bothered by the white space to the left of the sentiment, but I couldn't think of anything to put there that wouldn't make the card too busy so I left it as is.  And I know who's getting this card too, so now I just need to pull out my postage stamps and get to writin' so I can send along some happy mail!  But not 'til after dinner.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Morning Soft, Elegant Cheer
Ink:  Versamark, Garden Green
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, retired Elegant Eggplant DSP
Accessories:  Circles & Windows Collection Framelits, clear EP, pearls, Dimensionals, retired Watercolor Wonder Crayons


Amy O said...

What a soft and pretty card! You've done a beautiful job of coloring. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko said...

This is really lovely, Christy! The coloring is gorgeous! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

CCsMom said...

That last card is my favorite ever -- well, so far. Just gorgeous!