A Card for Kathy
It's the first challenge of the month so we've started the ball rolling with a bold and sassy, bright and happy duo. The colour combo is brought to us by Sharla of This Thing Called Life who won the DD Facebook Competition with her colour choice of lime and aqua.
On a more personal note, while I was making this card, I received a text from a good friend telling me she had pneumonia and asking if I'd pray for her, hence the added sentiment. I'm trusting that Kathy will make a speedy recovery, get plenty of rest ;) and the card will help bring a smile to her face.
My inspiration for this card comes from Kittie Caracciolo of Kittie Kraft. She is so talented when it comes to floral punch art and her gorgeous window scenes have lead me to add quite a few new punches and dies to my collection :)
A Helpful Hint: To add a few more shades of blue and green, I have sponged some of the leaves, flowers, birds and bird cage with either LL or PP. For example, the bird cage is cut from PP card stock and then sponged with LL. The brick wall was lightly sponged with white ink using a dauber.
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers (SU)
Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, StazOn White (SU)
Card Stock: White, Whisper White (textured), Pool Party (smooth and textured), Lucky Limeade
Accessories: poppystamps dies - Grand Madison Window, Grand Flower Box, Vintage Bird Cage, Fuchsia Sprig
Martha Stewart Punches - Frond, Branch, Birds on a Wire
SU - Everyday Enchantment DSP, Basic Pearls, Stamping Sponge and Dauber, Modern Label Punch
Other - Sizzix Embossing Folder, Bricked (Tim Holtz), Fiskars Flower Punch, Foam Dots
Be sure to check out the other Dynamos for some added inspiration -
PS: Thank you to the ladies in the General Stamping Forum at Splitcoast Stampers who named this as one of the Favourites for the Week ending 6th May.
I hope many of you are inspired to play along with our first challenge. Happy crafting!