I needed some crafty time this morning to distract me from all the horribleness going on in various bit and bobs of the world and my life. I did what I usually do when I want to craft but can't quite get my mojo to focus enough to have a clear idea of what to do - I browsed some challenges for inspiration. The winners this time were Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown, Lawnfawnatics where the theme is Custom Sentiments and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Add a Sentiment.
I started by stamping all the small flowers and leaves from Penelope's Blossoms in Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzaz and die cut with the matching die. This was a bit fiddly which was exactly what I needed to keep my mind focused on the task at hand rather than some other things which are distracting me. This is why crafting works as therapy! After generating a pile of flowers and leaves, I die cut the Bloomin for the sentiment using Cole's ABCs from a scrap of Melon Mambo card. Next, I cut the yellow background and arranged all the flowers and the sentiment. Last, I completed the sentiment with a stamp from Scripty Sayings.
Card: 250 gsm white card, Neenah Solar white card, light yellow card and scrap of Melon Mambo card
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzaz
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Penelope's Blossoms and matching dies, Scripty Sayings
Dies: Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs