Wondering about the unusual blog name for a paper crafter? My site is named after my Black Lab, Shadow. Shadow received his name by being my constant shadow including while I am crafting. The running joke in my family is that due to the whole 'Labs shed A LOT', everything I create has a signature 'Shadow' hair hidden somewhere... I hope you enjoy my creations and please don't hunt for the tiny black hairs :)
Well hello! It's Friday again and that means a new color challenge at Color Me Beautiful . We have some beautiful, soft colors to work with this week! I really liked the inspiration photo and was doing some serious thinking about a soft, pretty, floral card using Reason To Smile. I ended up doing something completely different and then had to laugh when another team member used this set for her card. Great minds!! There are some wonderful creations made by the design team to get your wheels turning and we would LOVE it if you linked up and joined our party!!
So here is the wonderfully springlike inspiration photo...
and the corresponding SU colors...
After a little thought, I took these colors in a totally different direction. I already have a lot of flowery, girly cards in my stash, and while I send out quite a few, I didn't really need another. What I will be needing is Christmas cards. Hmm... I tend to play it safe with colors for Christmas, lots of reds and greens, with the occasional browns added for a more vintage feel. But today I threw caution to the wind and made a Christmas card using these colors and GASP! a non-traditional stamp as well!! Quite the 'wild child' today (insert eye roll here!)!! Somebody stop me!!
Quite simple and quite non-traditional... After inking the wreath image from Apothecary Art, I pulled out my pastels to add some color. I actually fussy cut the image and then used the framelit to cut the basic gray layer. I added some sharpie colored rhinestones to balance the card. This is a pretty flat card, so it will mail nicely to someone on my list. I need to check my stash of Christmas cards and see how many more I need to make. It will be here before I know it... My sister actually has a Christmas countdown going on her facebook page. I lovingly remind her how much I hate it about twice a week!! Let me know when it's less than 10 days! Then I'll be interested, and panicked!!
Today I am spending the afternoon with DD#1 and her bestie to hunt for Halloween outfits. They have an idea in their head and need to find the clothes to make it work, so we will be hitting all of the thrift stores. I just might have to take a peek in housewares and see what I can find to alter or dress up. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that no one tells you how many days til Christmas! Happy crafting!!
Card Recipe: Cardstock-always artichoke, basic gray, whisper white, regal rose and pink pirouette DSP from the color family stacks, Ink-basic gray, certainly celery, Stamp Sets-Apothecary Art, Curly Cute, Accessories-pastels, rhinestones, Labels framelits