Taylored Expressions provided a sketch for a wonderful challenge. I decided that lately I hadn't used very many of my stamps. I have been so impressed with all the stamping I have seen on blogs in the past couple weeks. There are a few stamp sets that I am saving up for, including some from Taylored Expressions. Anyway, until I have some new stamps I decided to use some old favorites. In fact, I purchased this stamp a year ago and hadn't quite decided how to use it. I think it would be very fitting for Easter or spring. I purposely bought it to use with my Watercolor Wonder crayons from Stampin Up. I felt like this would be a great layout to break it in with! Below is the Taylored Expression Layout:
I started by cutting my circles out and practicing my watercolor skills. After I had my stamp just the way I wanted it, I distressed the edges of the circle with French Blue ink by Color Box. I mounted my stamp to a scalloped circle, cut with my Sizzix Big Shot, which had also been distressed with blue ink. At this point I knew I could figure out the remaining colors for the card. I really debated at this step, I knew I could pull more colors out from the stamped image or go with the white and blue. I am trying very hard to keep up my resolution of not buying any more paper. I went through what I already had and there wasn't anything quite soft enough. I decided that I could go with white and run it through the Big Shot with a Cuddlebug folder. I moved forward and distressed the circle with the same blue ink. Now I only spent a moment thinking about my paper when I remembered the paper I used just the other day. In fact I just realized, it was the same paper I used for the last Taylored Expression Challenge! It is just such a versatile print. I cut it down to size and again softened the edges with my blue ink. Before adding the printed paper to my card, I added a strip of doilie and sheer ribbon. I added three white flowers that I just purchased at Archiver's from Prima Flowers. I added my printed paper to the card, mounted my white partial circle, and used pop up foam adhesive for my scallop circle. I finished the whole card off with some blue beads from the Robin's Nest Spring Bloom collection.
There you have it another challenge done and another wonderful card created.