Friday, March 07, 2014

Gingham Smiles


Hi everyone.  Here is my third and final card for my card class this Saturday.  After designing two elegant cards, I thought it would be fun to have something a little more whimsical ... a watering can full of spring flowers.  Love the gingham watering can ... you can't go wrong with gingham (or polka-dots!). :)

This time I shaped the watering can rather than the leaves of the bouquet.  I'm really happy how it turned out.  The photograph doesn't show the 3-D effect, but trust me, it turned out well.  I cut apart the pieces of the watering can (handle, spout, main part) so that I could sponge around all pieces for added dimension, but it also allowed me to shape each piece with my stylus and give them a "roundness".

Unfortunately, it's been a tough week for both my cousins, so they emailed me asking to postpone for a little while.  Life can be stressful when working and going to school - so I totally understand.  Good thing is I have the designs ready for whenever we can reschedule. :)

I had a lot of fun designing the three cards for this class and am excited about sharing these techniques - hopefully soon! :)







Stamps:  Sweet Summer Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Yellow Gingham (Making Memories); Gumball Green, Crushed Curry (SU!)
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), 8 Petal flowers die (C.C. Designs), Watering Can die (Silhouette Cameo), sponges, white gel pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, stylus and mat



15 comments:

Bonnie said...

How cute! And this rounds out the trio beautifully! Love that yellow gingham (any gingham actually). And your shading gives the watering can so much dimension! So sorry your cousins can't make it tomorrow. But isn't it nice to be all ready for when they can come? Wish I could pop over!

Patrice said...

Super cute, love how you've added dimension to that sweet little 'can.

Lee-Anne said...

Oh this is adorable, Loll! Love the watering can...especially the gingham pattern! Sure hope you and your cousins can get together soon for some fun! Have a great weekend!

nancy littrell said...

So sweet...your cousins will love it. TFS mf.

Becky said...

What a sweet card! I love your watering can,

Deepti said...

Gingham watering can is perfect, love those sweet little flowers !!

Susan said...

You're right when you say you can never go wrong with gingham - it is so cheerful and works perfectly with your sweet little flowers!

Karen B said...

How gorgeous is this Loll....love the gingham and how you've coloured the edges - gives it real dimension. Sorry your cousins had to cancel but just think of them having an amazing time when you can reschedule.

Karen x

Petra Swart said...

Oh this is so very, very sweet, Loll!! Love the gingham watering can and the pretty little flowers!!
Your cousins are going to enjoy their class soooo much when they're ready for it (...wish I could join in!!!!)
Have a lovely weekend!!

Anita in France said...

What a sweet gingham watering can, Loll ... I see roundness and dimension on my screen here! It's the perfect holder for that pretty bouquet ... lovely!

Jacquie said...

This is beautiful Loll, love the gingham paper.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Jacquie Southas said...

CAS perfection - love the intense colors & touch of dimension!

Sandy said...

I do love your style - delightful image and colors to help usher in spring!
sandy xx

Lea Brawn said...

I adore this card Loll. Really bought a smile to me. I can't get over how With so little on your cards they look so effective. Fab
Love Lea x

Barb Ghig said...

This is so charming...I love the gingham paper, too!