Wednesday, May 29, 2013

OLW142 Happy Birthday Ardyth!

It's been ages since I participated in a challenge, much less TWO challenges in the same day! Yay me!  (My submission for the Avery Elle May Challenge is below.) I only recently discovered Ardyth's blog through Pinterest and love her CAS style and use of bright colors. A true kindred spirit. So to make a birthday card imitating her style for OLW142 was right up my alley. 

I stamped a candle from a PTI set and a sentiment from Wplus9. Then I matched the Hero inks I used for the candles to Copic pen colors to fill in parts of the sentiment.  It really changed the look of the card. Much more festive now. A little added bling on the candles and flames completed the look. I really like the way it came together and think I'll make a couple more of these in different colors.

Thanks for stopping by.


Avery Elle May Challenge


Yes, it's been a while. So long that I have to figure out Blogger all over again. . . that'll teach me. 

A few months ago I stumbled on to the Avery Elle website and was smitten by their stamp line and purchased a few of their sets. I don't always hop on board with new trends in stamping (more likely, I'm late to the party), but I absolutely adore the new nautical and ombre themes I'm seeing everywhere. They're so modern and fun, and a reminder that summer is coming. Now this photo challenge nudged me from my online hiatus, and inspired me to get inky and participate.

So here's my card...

And thank you for stopping by.

Happy 1st Anniversary, Avery Elle!