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I'm a bit tired of Valentine cards (still got 2 very special ones to make still), and I wanted something that said "Spring". This cute little Daisy Rectangle stamp had jumped in the basket on a visit to Sparkle n Sprinkle; it looked as though it would be easy coloring with any type of medium, and it WAS! I'm not fast with my coloring.
- Stamped Daisy on a snippet of white Xpress, using Memento Grey Flannel. Just started choosing markers in yellows, light oranges & I think an E35 too for the centers. Just kept laying down colors until I got something I liked. Greens were YG03 with a putty to shade. (In the YG family, but I forget the number!). Background colored with G0000. I made my daisies look more like tiny sunflowers with the brown centers, just because I wanted to!
- SnS Daisy Rectangle frame colors were Sakura gel star pen that looked silvery, then outer frame Spica yellow, then Sakura gell pen in yellow. IRL these sparkle very nicely.
- Curly frame was a white snippet - probably a bit left from inside one of the C/B heavy plastic embossing frames that also had a cutout. This bit hid deep in the already colored images box. Used DI greens to shade it. Added some Brushable glue around the edges, then sprinkled with SnS Semi Transparent Diamond Dust. Trying to use more of the glitters that I have stockpiled.
- Inside part of a S/B Twisted Metal Accent using a snippet from a Dylusions background created with the green, yellow & chocolate browns...all of which had been diluted with water & water & white linen. It's fun to see the different effects from these combos, and also what air drying or blotting will create.
- MS border punch, and some American Craft twine (another product I need to use more). Button is really VOS. I've collected buttons for years (don't anymore though!) and I have buttons from my Mom, some Aunts, and a friend who does estate sales used to buy jars of buttons for me. This one really looks grunge-y, and I debated on using it. Decided it would be my 'vintage' item. Hope you like this one. It went together very fast, especially for my slowness!
Now you've seen there are snippets on this card, so you know what's next! Off to the Snippets Playground and since I'm sure you have those little critters hanging around your craft area, why not jump o'er the Pond and have some fun.
Will also enter in the Sparkle n Sprinkle January Challenge, since lots of SnS products were used.
Thanks so much for joining me this afternoon. Hugs.