Thursday, May 10, 2012

LNS Challenge 172

This is my first week as a designer for the LateNightStampers Yahoo group, and I am so honored to be a part of this talented group of stampers!

This week's challenge is to create a card using one of your favorite retiring sets.  I chose to do a card using the set, Simply Soft, and I used my favorite retiring DSP, Beau Chateau.  I stamped the flower image using a black StazOn inkpad, and then watercolored the flowers in using Soft Suede and Marina Mist inks and my trusted watercolor brush.  It's kind of hard to see, but I put a high concentrate of Soft Suede ink on my brush and then "flicked" it on the Very Vanilla c/s.  I distressed the Very Vanilla c/s using a distressing tool, and then ripped and sponged the edges with Soft Suede.  I then crumbled up a piece of Soft Suede and layered in on my Very Vanilla card front.  I finally figured out how to make a bow by securing it with a brad, and you can see a great tutorial that shows you how: HERE.  I have to admit that I am very "attached" to my satin ribbon and love how it looks on cards.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you play along with this week's challenge.  Once you have your work of art created, you can download it HERE.  Below is my card and a list of what I used:

Stamps: Simply Soft, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Black StazOn
Papers:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Beau Chateau DSP
Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Antique Brad, Distressing Tool, Watercolor Brush, Sponge, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots


MJ said...

That is just breathtaking! I love the soft colors and the torn paper. Beautifully done, welcome to the team!

Marcee said...

LOVE this!! So soft and beautiful.

Kris Sobolik said...

Very pretty, some of my favorite items that are retiring as well.

Brenda Taylor said...

Wonderful card, I love the colors. Welcome to the design team