For Patty's Soaring challenge I chose the Sweet Centers hot air balloon image with a jelly bean filled treat cup. I had to add a passenger (image from Window Dressing) because I got a smudge of red ink there and I had to cover it. I had already sponged on the clouds in Cool Caribbean and didn't want to do THAT again :) Sentiment is an oldie from SU's Mixed Greetings set.
Faux Cloisonne technique.
I used a magazine advertisement for chocolate cherry crunch oatmeal for my design. The flower petals are a stamp from Heartfelt Creations embossed in gold. The red glass marble is darker in the photograph and looks more like the cherries in the picture in real life. The red card base was pre-made from my stash and was embossed with Mark's Finest papers Frames & Flourishes stamp set.
I love how the little stamp on the bottom matched the larger one. Small square is SU's Cute By The Inch (hostess set) and this is the first time I have used it.
Larger image from Mark's Finest Papers called Tweet Blessings with the requirements of one embellishment (pink gingham ribbon), and some yellow. Designer paper is retired SU.
I used the Flourished Sea Creatures set from Mark's Finest Papers on glossy cardstock with turquoise and Pacific Point inks. Cut out turtle and popped him up. Large Nestabilities frames also used. Stamped the bubbles stamp all along the edges of the white cardstock border.
This is the new sneak peek of the set Stinky Situation from Mark's Finest Papers available very soon in mid September. I used a textured wood grain plate on Soft Suede cardstock and swiped it with my Kraft pad. The white birches image was outlined in a pale blue and the skunks cut out and mounted over top.
The color combination was to use purple and amber. I chose Stampin' Up's Concord Crush with More Mustard using the Elements Of Style set.
This challenge was to use seashells in your design. My card base was from The paper Company, already embossed. I used Mark's Finest papers seahorse and sentiment from the awesome Flourished Sea Creatures set along with Stampin' Up's retired Stipple Shells. A classic keeper! Fern punch by Martha Stewart and the sand dollar I made from Sculpey clay and the sand dollar stamp from the Stipple Shells set.