July 27, 2010

clean&simple FTL #100



Hey friends, I'm back! Did you miss me? *wink* I had a lovely visit with family and friends, and my kiddos were absolute dolls for most of the long car ride. Thanks so much for all of your well wishes!

It is so good to be back home, but I have been feeling thoroughly exhausted and burdened by the return to reality! So I decided to try and ease back into crafting today with sketch FTL #100 at the clean&simple blog. This is my first time participating in one of their challenges, but I will definitely be doing more!


On my drive home, I just had to stop at my favorite scrapbook store from my days in northeastern Ohio: Archiver's. I picked up this lovely cling rubber stamp from Hero Arts called Garden Bouquet. I inked it up in green first, then added the yellow to the flowers. The result is perfectly imperfect and so pretty in person. Unfortunately it was difficult to photograph and the stamped image is a little washed out in the photos.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic White, Harvest Gold)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Garden Bouquet), unknown (sentiment)
Ink: Martha Stewart (Meyer Lemon), Hampton Art (green), Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Clearsnap (Creamy Brown), Versamark
Tool: Fiskars (border punch)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (ribbon), thread

That's it for me today! I hope to get back in the stamping groove again this week. So glad you stopped by!


12 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Absolutely beautiful CAS card!!! I love those flowers!

Katina said...

This is a beautiful card Christina; CAS, fresh and so elegant. Love the colours.

Karen B. said...

Beautiful, the colors are so soft and pretty.

Bonnie said...

I love, love, love yellow & green. These flowers are so pretty with that yellow peeking out.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous floral image and use of this sketch!

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful! I love how you did the stamp, it looks gorgeous!!

Laurie said...

GORGEOUS!!! What a fantastic card! I love the stitching! The colors are awesome too! I love the whole thing Christina!

Jenny said...

Wonderful card, so pretty! Love it :) :) :) :)

Nance said...

Beautiful inking with the markers Christina and I love the big green ribbon. I laughed out loud at your post because while in Michigan last week, I went to Archivers TWICE! :-) have a great day!

Dawn said...

Absolutely love this Christina! It's just perfect in every way. ;o)

Natasha said...

Beautifully done! I love the bold green ribbon on here!

Carol said...

So pretty and dainty. Spring-like and happy!

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