Good morning! Are you ready for Spring? Oh, I sure am!! Another 6 inches of snow on the ground, and all I can think about is warmth, sun, and flowers. That's what I've got for you today for the Peachy Keen Challenge #22.
Our challenge this week is a sketch challenge, and I tried something new for this card, well, actually new to me as far as papercrafting. I got out my acrylic paints for this card. Oh my goodness!! It felt so good to paint again!!!! I haven't had an actual paintbrush in my hand for somewhere around 8 years. Painting on paper is something that I've never tried, but it worked beautifully. I did take Kathy J.'s advice and use a gel floating medium, so as not to allow additional liquid on the paper. It worked great! I painted the paper with the same tole painting techniques that I was taught and used to teach. I guess it's like riding a bicycle. You never forget! Whew!!! THAT was a relief, because there's sure plenty of other things that I can't seem to remember!!
These adorable flower images are from the Peachy Keen stamp set PK-229 Funny flowers, and the DP that I used for this card is from the Garden Party stack by DCWV. There's a little bit of a blue stripe in the green and white checked paper that really ties the blue flower in with the pinks and browns, but it doesn't show up very well in the photo. The card stock is all from Stampin' Up!, as is the lattice Sizzix die. The only embellishments I used for this card were the three dew drops, and that wonderful Martha Steward taffeta ribbon with the words. I love that ribbon, because I can add a sentiment without taking up any additonal space on the card.
This image was stamped onto kraft card stock, then painted with an assortment of Folk Art acrylic paints. I followed the sketch to the letter, adding only the lattice die cut as an extra element.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog for all of the wonderful cards the rest of the PKS design team will have for your inspiration. Once you see all those gorgeous creations, your surely going to want to join the fun. Just add a link to your work of art with Mr. Linky, and show us what you've got!! There is always a fabulous prize for one lucky winner!! Have a wonderful day, and happy stamping!