Friday, August 23, 2013

Time's fun when you're having flies

I'm just popping on to share a card for the ColorQ #203 challenge.  I love the colors and the inspiration picture really jumped out at me.

I immediately thought of two Stampin' Up sets I own, Paradise and Hoppy For You, one for the bold graphic leaves and the other for the frogs.  I first stamped three frogs in Lucky Limeade and then added several leaf images in the other colors.  Then I took circle images from both Simply Circles and Itty Bitty Backgrounds to fill in the blank areas, obviously inspired by the bag in the picture.

I sponged some Early Espresso ink around the edges after rounding two of the corners, and then distressed the left edge to add some texture.  I stamped my sentiment on the Lucky Limeade flag banner, layered it offset on an Early Espresso banner, and added it to my panel.  I stitched along the left edge using indigo blue thread I found in my sewing stash.  Originally, I planned on using dark brown, but couldn't find it.  I really like how the indigo thread looks anyway!

I adhered my stamped panel to a Lucky Limeade card base, again inspired by the picture.  For a last touch, I added Star Dust Stickles to the fly wings.  It gives them a little iridescent sparkle!

If you want to see more inspiration using these colors, check out the ColorQ challenge here.

Stamps:  Paradise, Hoppy For You, Simply Circles, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  White (Papertrey Ink); Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up)
Misc:  Fishtail Flags STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Star Dust Stickles, thread


  1. Just beautiful and perfect for the challenge.

  2. Perfect for this week's inspiration. Thank you for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  3. Gorgeous card, and I love that sentiment!

  4. Oooooh how cute! Beautiful work - I'm so glad you joined us at the Colour Q this week!


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