Creative Bliss

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Best Buds Surprise!

Hi Friends!

I got a huge surprise last week when my sweet friend,  Ms C left me a comment telling me that I had won a prize from Paper Smooches(for a comment I left on my massively talented friend, Kay Miller's, blog). I was absolutely giddy. I knew for sure which stamp set I wanted to order, Best Buds. I also was able to select a few dies. Squeal! Shipping was super fast, too! Thanks, Ms. C, Kay, and Paper Smooches!!

I sat down and stamped several of the images onto white cardstock (Michaels Recollections 110lb white). I knew for sure the first image I was going to color was the one with the flowers in the jar. I used my trusty colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits and got to work. 
I kept it simple and straightforward. Then I added some Wink of Stella as well as a little bit of Gelly Stardust pen. I also tried some white dots from my Signo pen, but I think that might be drying out or gooping up from lack of use. :( I ran the cardstock through my Cuttlebug with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle and adhered that to a piece of textured black cardstock from Hobby Lobby. Finally, I add a few iridescent sequins (also from Hobby Lobby). 

By the time I finished futzing with this one, my crafty time was up. But oh, I was smiling big time when I was done. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a wonderful day. 
Big hugs!
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8 comments:

Barb said...

Such a sweet card, Jeanne. Congrats on your win, too!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Squeeeee! I absolutely love this one! Such gorgeous colours and colouring. xx

Alanna said...

I'm not sure how I missed this before. Congrats on the win. You picked an awesome set to use your winnings on. Your shading looks amazing. I love EVERYTHING about this card.

Happy Crocheter said...

Oh my gosh Jeanne. You are so talented. I love all the cards that you create. I especially love the jar of flowers. Thanks a lot for sharing. Have a great week! Love and Hugs!

KayM said...

Awwwwww you are so sweet to mention me!! But "massively"? heheh!! Made me laugh! Anyway, I am so glad you won the gift certificate and I love what you picked out! This set is so fun and you have colored that little jar of flowers so beautifully! You are "massively" good with those colored pencils of yours! ;) Keep making them! I want to see some more!! Have a great week!! ( Hugs))

cm said...

I'm so thrilled that you won and your showcase of Best Buds is massively fabulous! Your flowers are ever so sweet, and your colouring/shading of the jar: wow! Looks like you and this set are made for one another! Excited to see what other goodies joined this set!
Hugs~c

Marybeth said...

Congratulations on your win ! This card is just darling , and your pencil coloring is beautiful!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Congrats, Jeanne! I love what you've done with these darling flowers and jar! Excellent work!