Monday, September 26, 2016

You brighten my day

Good Morning.  

Since I've been away I wanted to find some inspiration to get my creative juices flowing and I found this wonderful inspiration on the Stamplorations blog.  

I really love the fall colors against the kraft paper.  

For my project I stamped the Sunflower image in black and clear embossed the ink.   
 I then used a combination of distress inks to get the variations of colors. 
 I started light and then worked in the darker shades.   

 My blending was not successful the first time.  
 This was my third attempt to get the colors right.   
 But that cool little butterfly came out of one of my failed attempts.   

My first idea was to go with gold embossing but  I really was 
not happy with the gold flowers not standing out against my distress shading.   
So I ended up with going with the black. 

As one of the rejected pieces was lying there in my work space, 
I got this cool ides to use my butterfly punch and allow the embossing to be the veins.  
 Now this paper is not wasted only to be added to the growing scrap pile. 

Here are a couple other butterflies I punched from the embossed image.  

I've had a very creative weekend so there will be many more post this week.  

Thank you for dropping by


I will be entering this project in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog


  1. Beautiful CASE, Teresa! Glad you persevered because the third attempt is just beautiful. And...great save with your earlier attempts! Those butterflies look very, very cool!

  2. I have those days too when color and blending doesn't work to well, thanks for the tip on cutting something else out, the butterfly looks great! I enjoyed looking at the flowers, it looks like you knew what you were doing!

  3. I'd say you got that blending down pat on those sunflowers now ;) Love how you used the rejects too. Such fun that you've gone with flowers instead of coffee cups on your CASE. Thanks for joining us this month at CASEplorations, Teresa.

  4. Fabulous card, the flowers are stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  5. Just gorgeous, your sunflowers! I would have never thought of using flowers for CASEing - but it works so well! Thanks, Teresa for playing with us at CASEplorations!

  6. Teresa, what an amazing card! Love how you played with the sunflower image and your blending is beautiful. Thank you so much for CASEing my card. - Sweet Kobylkin

  7. This is such a gorgeous card Teresa! I love your sunflowers! You are the lucky winner of the Powder Power challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Congratulations! Please send an email to the address in the sidebar of the blog, and be sure to include your full name, so that we can get your gift voucher to you. Thank you so much for joining us!! / Anna-Karin