Friday, June 28, 2013

Jar of flowers.../CTD#248 & SOS#107

Hi all and Happy Friday! I have a card to share with you all. This is for Color Throwdown #248 and Shopping Our Stash #107: use your oldest embellishment. Here's what I came up with:

Here is the inside:

And the color challenge:

Aren't these colors soothing? And the inspiration picture I loved so much I did almost a literal interpretation of it. I don't think I've ever stamped on kraft with Clear Snap's Frost White chalk ink before, but I gotta say, I'm lovin' the beachy vibe it gives! I masked off 3/4 of the panel then stamped the rosettes. After allowing that to dry I scored the lines, then lightly went over them with the Frost White, then added some ribbon (one of my ancient embellies! I think I've had this ribbon longer than I've been married: 23 years! LOL! I wasn't always a paper crafter. I did my share of sewing, flower arranging, painting, etc. back in the day!) I stamped the jar onto vellum with Jet Black Staz On ink. Using the laundry line as my stems (from Paper Smooches' Pip Squeaks set), I stamped them in Rich Cocoa. After allowing that to dry, I colored the jar with an aqua colored marker, purposely leaving a lot of uncolored streaks. After that dried, I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add highlights. Love how this turned out! The flowers and brads are the other older embellies that I've hoarded over the years. (I started paper crafting in 2007. These are some of the first items I accrued.) Finished the inside with a simple sentiment and more rosettes and that's all she wrote!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you get a chance to play along with these two challenges! Have a great day!


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Crystal Clear (jar), Pip Squeaks (line); PSA Essentials - Rosettas set; My Favorite Things - More Essential Sentiments set
Ink: Staz On - Jet Black; Memento - Rich Cocoa; Clear Snap - Frost White
Card stock: Recollections (kraft, vellum); Paper Smooches (aqua)
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik; Glue Dots; Helmar 450 Glue; Recollections red tape
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers; Prima flowers (I think?); felt flowers & brads (I have no clue who the mfg. are!); Martha Stewart score tool; Sakura white Gelly Roll pen; Offray ribbon


  1. Ohhhhhh Chris! That is beautiful! Love the soothing colours! Great take on the sketch!

  2. I just love your little jar and what beautiful pink flowers!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  3. As soon as I saw those brads I thought - oh, those are them! Simply because I still have some kicking around too ;) Those doilies are GORGEOUS and I love how the white looks on kraft. I sense my own experiment coming with that.

  4. OHHHHHH! I love that glass jar-- it looks so real! LOVE the inside of your card too!! Kraft/white-- one of my fav color combos:) FAB!

  5. Beautiful! I LOVE white stamping on kraft paper! And those layered flowers are uh-mazing!

  6. Chris - You are very creative and talented! This card is wonderful! Thanks for pulling that ribbon out of your stash to join us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  7. beautiful! The jar looks so realistic...lovely


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