Thursday, April 27, 2023

Hello Sunshine

Mornin' y'all!  How's your week going?  We've had a few sunny days lately which oddly seems to make it more difficult for me to get good pictures of my cards.  And today's card is sunny, too!

I liked Better Days when I first saw it, but I put off buying it until it hit the retirement list at a big discount.  And I keep getting the name mixed up with Picturesque from the Occasions catalog, which I bought by accident when thinking of this stamp set, so then I had to do another order to get this one : p  Anyway, I used this week's sketch from the Paper Players:

I had to go through quite a few stamp sets to find a sentiment that was narrow enough to fit in the space on my card, but Peekaboo Farm had a couple of good options.

The Inkspirational challenge influenced my choice of patterned papers:

Got my dots and stripes on there thanks to the color family DSP.  I have to say, the color family DSP in the current catalog (well, current for a couple more days anyway) is probably my favorite ever.  I bought every single color family and when some went on sale, I bought extras.

Next up is the Global Design Project theme challenge:

Playing in the Rain would have been a good stamp set for this challenge too, but I wanted to ink up Better Days so I went for sunshine.  And last but not least is the As You See It color challenge:

Seems like Gorgeous Grape doesn't show up on too many color challenges so this was fun.  I used Grape for the outline stamp and the sentiment, and the other colors to fill in the image.

Time to get the kiddo out to the bus stop and today I will be organizing my 12x12 cardstock.  I bought a LOT when it went on sale thanks to the color refresh, so I need to get that put up and ready for us to have our house packed out in under a month.  Have a great day, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Better Days, Peekaboo Farm
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Parakeet Party
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Thick Basic White, So Saffron & Parakeet Party DSP
Accessories:  Layering Circles dies, Dimensionals, champagne sequins from a prior Paper Pumpkin kit


Ann Schach said...

What a wonderful way to perfectly combine challenges, Christy! I LOVE your interpretation of the sketch. This is such a happy stamp set. I know it will brighten the day of the lucky recipient. Thank you so much for playing in my sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players!

Pia S said...

What a lovely little scenery in cheerful colors, so beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

Heather said...

This looks so awesome in our colors, Christy! Great job pulling all those elements together, too, it sings! This was my favorite stack DSP, too, I'm missing it already, lol. Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

Claire Broadwater said...

Christy, this is such a happy card! I love the color combo and that gorgeous sunrise. Great take on the sketch! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a great stamp to combine these challenges Christie! I love that sunny landscape and it not only fits the PP sketch perfectly, you've used our AYSI colours perfectly for your sunny card. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players and As You See It this week!

LeAnne said...

Wowza, you nailed all these challenges perfectly! Got those ASYI colors, the image you used for the sketch is spot on, the spots and stripes are lined up perfectly for the sunshine and's all amazing! I love it! Thanks for playing with our challenge this week at the Players as well as As You See It!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh wow! You've really made the colours sing! I love the bright, cheerful feel you've created. By taming the Gorgeous Grape it serves to make the other colours pop even more. Thanks for joining in with us at As You See It.

Jane Knudsen said...

This card is a stunner Christy! I love how well these colors worked together and were enhanced by the sketch you used! Wow! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

Heather Cooper said...

Christy, congratulations on being chosen as the Featured Artist from As You See It's Challenge #297. That means you are also invited to be our guest designer for Challenge #299 in 2 weeks time. I have sent you an email to your entry email address with all the details you need. Please let me know that you received it.