Thursday, May 18, 2017

I Heart Dragonflies

Heyyy I made another card this week!  I'm also making good progress on the honeymoon album...SO ready to get that done.  But anyway, card!

I loooooove the Dragonfly Dreams bundle from the Occasions catalog, which is happily carrying over to the big catty.  But for today's card I just used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits along with some stamps that are on the retiring list, Gorgeous Grunge and Love & Affection.  I think they're only retiring Gorgeous Grunge because *everyone* owns it now (let's be honest, I've used this splatter stamp more than all the other stamps in the set put together!).  I love Love & Affection for that super pretty font on the sentiments, so I wanted to revisit it before it retires.  Not that it will be leaving my collection because #hoarder.

So this card came together super fast with the help of this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

I followed the sketch pretty much exactly this time :D  I also used this week's Color Throwdown:

I thought these would be perfect colors for a dragonfly card.  I used Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush (sad to see it retire too), and Crushed Curry for my colors.  The background was made by scribbling on the largest acrylic block with markers, spritzing with water, and then "stamping" it on Thick Whisper White cardstock, love that technique for superfast watercolor backgrounds.  I'm very happy that you can actually see the Wink of Stella glimmer on the dragonfly too!

So on Mother's Day, my sweet Ryan made a card for me:

I suspect his daddy helped him (after all, Ryan is just 3 months old and not really writing much yet), but it looks like he took dictation.

And there's authentic-looking drool marks on the inside.  I love it!

That's it for me today.  I'm hoping to put Ryan down for a nap soon and then finish up the scrapbook layout I started yesterday.  I actually think I get pages done *faster* since I had Ryan because when I get him to sleep I'm all like MUST WORK FAST DO NOT WASTE NAPTIME!  I've always worked best under pressure ;)

Cheers y'all!

Supplies (first card), all SU!
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Love & Affection
Ink:  Crushed Curry & Cucumber Crush markers, Basic Black
Paper:  Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits, Wink of Stella pen


CCsMom said...

Love the colors!!! Very nice card.

I need to try to make time to get back into sewing and some other crafts -- but this step challenge has a lot of my "spare" time. Darn it anyway. Have signed up for a 5K on Memorial Day with the girls -- then we're going to eat breakfast afterwards.

Such a cute idea with the card from Ryan. You'll have to start another book . . .

Tanya said...

That is THE cutest thing I've ever seen!!! :D

Broni said...

What a great way to use these colors along with the sketch! Thanks so much for joining in at the Color Throwdown this week!

~amy~ said...

What a pretty card, love the background.
Awesome card by Ryan :) Super Sweet.

Jen Mitchell said...

Great card. I love the background and I'll have to agree with you that the splatter stamp is the one I go to most often! As pretty as your dragonfly card is I'd have to say that the card from Ryan steals the show. :) I'm sure when he's all grown up he'll get a big kick out of seeing that! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love your choice of colours and image! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!