Sweet Sunday and Inspiration Challenges

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I'm participating in two challenges at once this time…I do my best work when following a sketch challenge, and the inspiration challenge for Late Night Stampers was just too good to pass up this week!

I've got a killer sinus headache today…two Sudafed and 3 Advil have not even touched this one…so I felt like my best "medicine" would be to sit quietly in my stamp room all by myself coloring and cutting, and though my headache isn't even close to gone, I do feel much better 🙂

I loved the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge this week, so I knew for sure I'd be following along with that for my layout…then what to stamp? This beauty of a photo caught my eye while reading my email this morning and I loved the "spring-y" feel of the colors, so the wheels started turning…

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I'm hooked on the new daffodil image in the Abundant Hope stamp set, but I wanted more than just the usual one cluster of flowers in the center of the card…here's where all of the coloring and cutting took over…I stamped the daffodils three times on Shimmery White CS with Black StazOn ink and started watercoloring away…then cut them all out and even cut and rearranged a couple of the flowers and stems and adhered it to one piece of Shimmery White for my focal image. I only adhered the very center of the stem bunches so the flowers could pop off the card. The colors I used to watercolor were Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red, along with Certainly Celery for my stems.

I used half-pearls from the Pretties Kit to mimic the balls around the layers of the cake, and some Very Vanilla satin ribbon with my version of a pretty bow, since I'm so bow-challenged!

I've got lots more to work on today, and luckily we have no school tomorrow too, so I'll be busy stamping for Create with Connie & Julie, some more challenges, oh yeah and I guess I should clean the house and plan my meals for the week now that I'm on Weight Watchers (loving it by the way, down 10 pounds in 2 weeks)…of course 4 miles a day on the treadmill should be helping too…gee, wonder why I'm feeling wiped out????

Hope you enjoy your day, however you spend it! Thanks for stopping by!

12 thoughts on “Sweet Sunday and Inspiration Challenges

  1. Kerin, you Go Girl! I am doing Weight Watchers, too and I am down 7 pounds in two weeks. The treadmill is a huge key to success for me, so keep it up!
    I am a huge fan of your blog and love all of the creative things that you share with us!
    Keep us posted on your Weight Watcher’s success, too!!!!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Kerin! Love the colors, layers, ribbon, and those pearls are the perfect touch!
    I too have been struggling with a sinus pain/congestion…hope you clear yours up quickly! : )

  3. Since I just got this set, I can’t wait to try cutting out the daffodils like you did here. What a stunning card! Also, I just subscribed to your blog.

  4. this card is just breath taking! I will for sure need to copy this one and I will give you all the credit! You are a wonderful stamper.
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  5. I keep coming back day after day to look at this gorgeous card. Everytime I look at it I see something more that I didn’t see the last time I visited. The daffodils are so vivid. Did you also cut some of the stems too?

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