Happy Thursday, friends, and welcome to another week at Create with Connie & Mary! It's our first February challenge and the gals are starting us off with a beautiful color challenge:
Concord Crush is not a color I use very often--in fact, I don't use much purple at all--but paired with the most versatile color EVER, yes Pool Party, Concord Crush is gorgeous! I used this sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for inspiration:
I really enjoyed this sketch and the Tea Shoppe set fit the layout perfectly! Designer papers used were Attic Boutique and Designer Patterns Stack (neutrals). Let me show you a few closeups of some details:I stamped the little pansies from Tea Shoppe directly onto the Sahara Sand dp in the same color ink. Stamping on designer paper adds a subtle layer of interest and is a great way to customize your own designer paper! Most stamp sets come with a few smaller coordinating images that are perfect for this technique. I stamped the flowers in Pool Party on the sentiment banner too!
I couldn't leave well enough alone with the teacup either, LOL! I stamped it a second time in Concord Crush and fussy-cut a couple pansies for a little dimension. And I finally broke into a package of Hatpins for a little accent on the Pool Party seam binding ribbon.Lastly, I used Stampin' Write markers to ink up a single teacup from the same set and stacked them on the inside. The edges were sponged with Sahara Sand and two sentiments from Petite Pairs were stacked together.
Stamps: Tea Shoppe, Petite Pairs
Paper: Concord Crush, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White CS; Attic Boutique DSP; Designer Patterns Stack (Neutrals)
Ink: Concord Crush, Pool Party, Sahara Sand classic inkXtras: 3" Circle die; Polka Dot impressions folder; Hatpins; Boho Blossoms punch; 1 1/4" Square Punch; Basic Pearls; Pool Party seam binding ribbon