Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New month, new toys!

Wow, July? How did that happen? I've been busy with my kids since they got out of school and we've been having a lot of fun. But since the first Blendabilities markers are available to purchase today, I felt like making a card to focus on them. I haven't had a lot of time to play with them yet, so I'm looking forward to more coloring in my future. So far I think they are fabulous!


I found a bunch of great challenges to play along with. I used the tic-tac-toe challenge at the Paper Players (I picked twine, patterned paper, and embossing); the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments (although I cheated a little since I wanted to use the Blendas); and Friday Mashup (hello plus sequins - hey, I used one!). The main image is the single stamp Vivid Vases - I used a post-it note over the sentiment when I inked it up so I could just use the flowers.

So, more on the Blendabilities and the colors I used. HSS's colors were Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist - all new In Colors for 2014-15. The Blendas I used are officially Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie, but I found that by focusing on the darker shades in the marker sets, I could match the orange and yellow. The vases are a bit more green than Lost Lagoon, so it's not a perfect match. But by blending the darkest Coastal Cabana marker with the lightest (the middle one has a lot more green, so I avoided that one) I was able to come close. I finished off with the polaroid die from On Film, the "hello" trimmed from the sentiment in the new set Hello Darling, a couple punches, one of the new sequins (I think it's officially Baked Brown Sugar, but it seemed to work), and a little twine looped behind. I've seen a lot of stampers doing this with twine, but this is my first go at it... I'm not sure if I did it the "right" way but I like the result!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

The placement of the vases on the white looks great, and I love the use of Daffodil Delight!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

cheryl Baker said...

oh love,this adore those vases,hugs Cherylxxxx

LeAnne said...

VERY cute....and I love the little sequin you popped on there! Sweet! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

Erika Clark said...

This is beautiful! I love your shading on the vases, glad to know you got such a smooth look from the Blendabilities. Great use of the color combo, and your twine loops look fabulous :D So glad you joined us at HSS! Erika

brrenwick said...

What a fun and cheerful card! You did a great job with the Blendabilities and I love how you framed them :) Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

Heidi Baks said...

So cute, Lori! I love the polaroid cut-out and the yellow and orange. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi Lori!!! Love your card! The colors and the layout really pop! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) Hugs!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!!! Great layout!!! Perfect accents!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

stampinbygenny.com said...

Nicely done with the Blendabilities! Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Elizabeth Price said...

I am lovin' the clean and crisp look of your card.
Thanks for being a part of our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth