I thought it was about time that I did a Freshly Made Sketches Challenge at some time other than at the last minute!! And the same with Colour Throwdown Challenges. Usually, they are due on a Monday, and because I don't blog on the weekend, Monday is the first chance I get to enter, but for some reason this week, I have all my other challenges done ahead of time and I am ahead of the game. I decided to take a new stamp set, Remarkable You, out for a test run. Here is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
and the colour swatch from Colour Throwdown:
I thought the colour combination was really striking this week and decided the two challenges would work well together:
- I love the sketched images in this new stamp set and I wanted to watercolour right away. I stamped the image in StazOn Jet Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock and used my Stampin' Write markers on it: Calypso Coral for the flower with touches of Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette; Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi for the stem. I was going to use a Blender pen but it wasn't really necessary. I hand snipped it and added it with Stampin' Dimensionals.
- The sentiment is from the same set, Remarkable You, and I embossed it using White Stampin' Emboss Powder.
- I found that the Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim worked with the colours I had chosen as an embellishment.
On a personal note, I spent the weekend with my youngest daughter and her family as they set about replacing their flooring. It was brutally hot and no air conditioning, and it was a mammoth task, because they opened up a wall between the living room and kitchen at the same time. Here's a shot of the finished livingroom and kitchen beyond:
Doesn't it look great? They are still working on the entry, hallway and bedrooms with my hubby's help, but I had to come home for some classes.
My job for the weekend was to help look after these two sweetie pies, and keep them out of the way and happy!
Let me once again state my admiration of all moms and the job they do! These little boys are very good and well behaved, but the energy!! If we could only bottle the energy of children and give it to their care givers, it would level the playing field a bit!!
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