Hello hello! Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. It was stunning here in Maryland! We had sunshine and temperatures in the 70's. The whole neighborhood was out doing yard work, and more than a few of us have sunburns to prove it. *wink*
This week your Beary Scrappy Girls are full of Bloomin' Fun! Here's my take on this week's theme:
Today I would like to introduce you to Stampavie's "Star Girl with Bouquet". Isn't she a breath of fresh, Spring air? While this delightful stamp is the focus for this card, I don't want you to miss the incredible Daisy Bucket Design's "Playful" paper.
While shopping online for this week's theme, I fell in love with the paper's colors and blooms, and when I received it I couldn't believe the texture. I know, I know, Kimm says on the listing that it's textured paper, but I was thinking it would be something like Bazzill's Grass Cloth or another slightly textured paper. Oh, no! It's this wonderful 3-dimensional texture on paper that has a thickness falling somewhere between thin scrapbook paper and card stock (like Bazzill). I'm not exaggerating when I say it's lush... LUSH! Ok maybe a little, but I am absolutely in love with it!
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Ok, back to the darling "Star Girl with Bouquet". Here's a close-up of her layered and Stickle'd flowers. If you look closely you can see a slight shimmer on her apron. I dipped a tiny paintbrush into Glimmer Mist Pearl and painted it. How cool is that?
I know a lot of folks use Copics, and there are few really good papers "out there". I'm happy to tell you that The Beary Scrap now sells one of the best available: Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock in Solar White. This is a beautiful coloring surface for both Copics *and* Prismacolor Pencils. You'll find Neenah 110lb in stock today, and 80lb is on it's way!
To finish this card off, I've used a host of Prima flowers, including ones from Kimm's special stash she sends with everyone's order. Thanks Kimm!
I used the sketch from Midnight Madness #47, and I have to say it kicked my butt! I recently found a Crop-A-Dile II on a clearance rack and figured I'd give it a try. It made this challenge SO much easier!
- Stamp - Stampavie's "Star Girl with Bouquet"
- Paper - Neenah cardstock; Daisy Bucket Designs Playful; Bazzill Grenadine; misc. blue bit
- Medium - Prismacolor Pencils; Stickles Star Dust; Glimmer Mist Pearl
- Embellishments - Kaisercraft Pearls in Snow (one is colored with a pink Copic marker); Prima flowers; snaps, embroidery floss and a flower from stash