Saturday, June 7, 2008

More Blossoms!

Remember the blog candy post is here - leave a comment for a chance to win!

Yay! I'm on a roll with stamping! This is two weekends in a row that I've been able to do some challenges! I also played around with my blog header to try to come up with something original, like I've seen so many other ladies do on their blogs. I had some "help" from my boys (they thought the flowers were fun to play with), so I managed to get the photo taken before they had pulled apart my display!

Anyway, this sketch is from Alex's blog. She came up with it for her SBS9 group, and she's offering a chance to win blog candy if you do the sketch (so you may want to head over there and check it out!).

This sketch was a bit of a challenge for me - I had to play with it for quite awhile, and I'm not sure I'm completely happy with it, but that's okay! I pulled out my Ginger Blossoms designer paper and matched it with some River Rock and Groovy Guava. On the main image, I masked the flower from Embrace Life and stamped it a few times. I used my Aqua Painters to colour in the flowers with Guava, River Rock and Ruby Red.

The "thank you" is from my new Fresh Cuts set (I've been playing with that set this afternoon as well!). I rounded the corners and sponged the edges with Guava to soften it a bit (thanks, Alex, for that tip!).

Thanks for stopping by - I'll post some more later in the week (I have to save some for when I have a dry spell!).


Alexandra said...

Shannon - I don't know why you aren't happy with this, I think it is absolutely GORGEOUS - and I mean, WOW!!! You ROCKED my sketch and made it look way better than it is, LOL! Love, love, love what you came up with, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh FABulous colors!! And I love the sweet blossoms!!! That is a cool sketch and your card is absolutely wonderful!!!!

Maria said...

Very pretty Shannon! I love the layout and the pretty colors of your card! I love that stamp set!! It's so versatile. It's such a pretty flower!


Wendy Powell said...

Great new header on your blog. I love it!