Once again it is time to pick another winner for my Belles Bonbons. Thanks so much everyone for commenting and telling me your favorite thing to do on a sunny day. Most of you love to play outside with your kids, enjoy your garden, take a hike or lay in the sun. Here, we love to get to the beach every chance we can get. The Canadian Winters are so long, we need to make up for it!
I used the random.org random number generator to come up with my prize winner. Congratulations to number 27….Melissa Kaufman! Congratulations Melissa! Please e-mail me with your address (just under my avatar in the sidebar) and I’ll get the package in the mail to you!
Thanks so much everyone for taking the time to comment and share with me! I know I’ll be putting some of the ideas to use and they all made me smile.
If you like our Take Two challenge, make sure you check back tomorrow as we are busy working on another one. Wishing you all a wonderful day!
I actually hadn’t planned on uploading a card today. I REALLY need to be cleaning my desk. Of course, if you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know what happens when I go to clean my desk. I found this card, almost done and decided to finish it. I had started it for the Yo Yo Yellow challenge a couple weeks ago and discarded it as it just wasn’t working for me. Well, today I decided it was worth salvaging and while I’m not thrilled with it, it is a nice cheery card to send someone who isn’t well or is going through a hard time. I know that I said that my cards this week would use the Crop-a-dile but I’m making the exception today as this was a quick finish…perfect for a busy day. Perfect also for a cold, rainy day here! I need a little sunshine!
The beautiful Penny Black image on this card was stamped onto SU watercolor paper with black Stazon ink. I then watercolored the image with Yo Yo Yellow, Old Olive, & Pink Passion and my aquapainter. The black embossed sentiment is from a Lizzie Anne Designs sentiment set. I love the script and it is so perfect for almost any occasion. Tied around the card design is some sheer organdy ribbon from May Arts. It is difficult to see in the photo, the little metal tag says “believe”. The edges of the watercolor paper were distressed purposely to add interest to the side of the large, simple panel. The last little touch I added, you can’t see it. I used my Sakura glitter pen to highlight hte flower centers and a few places on the leaves to add a little reflective “sunshine”.
Cardstock: Black, Old Olive, Yo Yo Yellow, Watercolor paper – Stampin Up
Stamps: Penny Black, Lizzie Anne Designs
Ink: Black Stazon & Versamark – Tsukineko, Yo Yo Yellow, Old Olive, Pink Passion – Stampin Up
Other: Edge Distresser – Heidi Swapp, Black Embossing Powder – Stampendous, green ribbon – May Arts, Aquapainter – Stampin Up, metal embellishment – Imaginisce