Little Lady.....Limited Supply!!


Today's Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoaststampers, was to create a background for your card by using smaller stamps!! You could NOT use background stamps, stampin' around wheels, patterned paper (*gasp*) OR Cuttlebugged paper...eeeeek!! SO not my style!! You KNOW I almost ALWAYs use patterned paper or Cuttlebugged paper....OR BOTH!!! Needless to say, this WAS a challenge.......and I chose to accept it!!!

I wanted to play with my Little Lady stamps from Papertrey, so I decided to make my background paper using all three sizes of the flowers included in the set. Next I chose my colours and I used Pumpkin Pie and Apricot Appeal craft inks to make the two largest flower images and then I used Gable Green craft ink for the titchy ones. I try to use craft inks when I can with my acrylic stamps, as they cover the stamp better and it avoids the pooling that can happen when using dye inks.

The card base is the Pumpkin Pie and the matting is actually Marigold Morning but it looks really great with the ink colours, I think. Then, on a separate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the body of the ladybug. I covered the stamp with the Apricot Appeal ink and then lightly ink around the edges with the Pumpkin Pie ink. Then I used my Archival Versafine ink in Black Onyx. I cut the image out (after it dried). Then I played around with where I wanted it to end up on the patterned piece. Once I figured that out, I stamped the 'trail' in black on the pp and stamped her little antennae as well. I pop dotted the body and stamped the sentiment, which comes with that set, on the bottom right. It was missing something in the upper left corner, so I took three strands of grosgrain ribbon and tied them all together and attached them with some glue dots. It's simple and sleek and PURDY, if I do say so ma-self!!!

12 comments:

StampOwl said...

Wow love your ladybird card. Thanks for sharing the colors etc you used to make it.

Shannon said...

Great card Kimmie. I just designed one almost exactly like that in my head this after. I love the PaperTrey sets.

mimihas5 said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Mary

Heather Robinson said...

The colours are exquisite and the details added to perfection. It is beautiful, Kim.

Julie Masse said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you chose! :)

Anonymous said...

Great card Kim! Love the colours you used and the design is lovely. Look out though, your English background is showing again with 'titchy'. Don't think I've ever heard it said in Canada before, except by your family!

Michelle said...

I love your card! Great colors- now I need to go try that!

Melissa said...

These colors are so fun together! What a fun challenge! :)

Melanie said...

Great colors.

Colleen Schaan said...

Totally Purdy card! What a great color combination!

GinaP said...

super cute - and I love the colors you used... now you can get back to your cuttlebuggin'! LOL

Rochelle W said...

I love it. Great job.

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