Thursday, March 22, 2018

CTD #485

Above is my card for this week's Color Throwdown.  Their inspiration photo is below.

I love the current trend I'm seeing of black and white gingham in farmhouse style.  One local home builder actually did a tile floor in it, and I was over the moon in love with that floor!

I immediately thought of using my favorite new stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs; it's plaid rather than gingham, but the two seem closely related to me.  I didn't end up leaving much of the background showing, perhaps I'll make another and adjust so that more of the background shows.

I then stamped some poppies from another new-to-me company, Marij Rahder for Krazy Kreations  (the stamp set I used is currently on sale for $2.00!), using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using my limited selection of Copic markers I tried to color them coral; I'm afraid they went a little too far into orange territory, but I don't have anything lighter.

The verse is from Verve Stamps; inked in SU's Calypso Coral.

I sewed around the edges, then resisted the urge to fill the white space with... something.

Thanks for stopping by!


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