Monday, April 30, 2012

CTMH May SOTM Blog Hop - Friendship Bouquet

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month (SOTM) blog hop!  You may be starting here...or hopping over from Traci's Blog.  Either way works!  Once you're done, click the link at end of my post to continue your journey through inspiration.


This month we are featuring Friendship Bouquet (set of 8).  I absolutely loved sitting down to create with this set.  Only one problem.. all I wanted to do was color the images!!  I stamped up several sunflowers and then kept coloring them with different color combinations.  It was very relaxing...until I thought... "Oh no!  I have to have a completed project to post!" LOL

Since we're still running our amazing Dotty For You Special, I thought I'd experiment with some non-traditional colors.  If they can dye flowers to go with prom dresses and weddings, why not make them match our paper?

Design Tips:

  • Instead of stamping your image in the middle of your paper, try moving it over to a corner, leaving room for a saying, to add visual interest.
  • Add depth to your image by outlining it with a soft grey marker (Grey Flannel)
  • Use a blending marker to pick up ink and create a lighter shade (center of flower)





This one is a little bit more traditional....



Now it's time to hop on over to Krista's Blog for more ideas!

**Combine the Stamp of the Month with Dotty for You for double your fun!**
I am working hard to sell 100 Dotty for You/May Stamp of the Month's (any combination of the two to equal 100 or  more) so that I can qualify for a drawing for a FREE workshop for 20 people from Close To My Heart.  Help me with my goal and earn free gifts!  Everyone who places a qualifying order will be entered into a drawing.  Throughout the month I will be including extra little goodies with orders, giving away fun samples and much more... so head on over to my website and order right away!


12 comments:

Allisa said...

Love the stamps paired with the Dotty paper!

Patty said...

I really like the blue card Dawn!

Jean M. said...

Beautiful cards...loving the blue!

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Love that Blue Card!

Reba said...

Love them all! But blue was is amazing!

Tamra Pope said...

Very nice cards.

Sheila Bennett said...

Especially love the card with the blue flower. It is very striking.

Lauren said...

As always Dawn...your artwork is fabulous! Love the blue flower!

Katy said...

I like the different color of the flower...not just the same 'ol yellow! This lends itself to so much more!

Karen Fullam said...

I love your color combination! Great job combining them with the Dotty for You paper too.

Haley D. said...

Very pretty cards! Thanks for the great tips too.

Kathleen said...

I just love the colors of these cards!! I also think those are great tips!!