#tttc007 and #tgifc117

TGIF Challenge #117’s theme this week is Summertime Blues, which was pretty open to interpretation as long as at least a touch of blue was included.   It’s my first time playing along with this challenge, and I enjoyed the openness of the concept.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #007 had a bunch of options, but I went with the right-hand column of diecut, floral, and yellow.

Here’s my card:

#tgifc117, #tttc007

I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, and I knew that I wanted to use the Daisy Delight bundle.  I have a retired SU small die to cut out leaves in Old Olive and Pear Pizazz, and I used the Stitched Shapes to cut the tiny yellow tag.  Die cuts – check.

When I figured out what piece of DSP I wanted to use, I noticed that the daisies weren’t a true white, instead they all had pale blue shadows.  I have a Bashful Blue SU marker and used that to color on the daisy stamp twice to get both layers.  I wanted to shade using Night of Navy, but didn’t want my coloring to be that dark so I used my blender pen with the ink from the inkpad to shade.  I am tickled pink with the result!  I used the center stamp in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White, punched it out and layered with mini-dimensionals.   I also used mini-dimensionals to pop up the center of the top layer of daisies and each top petal.  I’ve found that sniping the bones (outsides) of the dimensionals I can get just the size I want for each petal.    I mounted that on a Night of Navy circle.  The DSP is mounted using a thin mat of Calypso Coral and the base is Night of Navy.   The sentiment is from Eastern Palaces stamp set in Night of Navy on Daffodil Delight, which is mounted on Night of Navy.  Floral – check.  Touches of blue – check.

I also used the Daffodil ribbon and can I tell you that I must be ribbon-challenged.  I have been having a terrible time lately trying to tie bows.  Terrible time.  I’ve been going with simple square knots and I keep repeating Connie Stewart’s directions in my head (check out her channel on youtube!) to go right over left, then left over right and pull with just what is in my left hand.  That is completely backwards from what this lefty wants to do, but I’m trying.   I used a tiny brad to attach the little tag onto the ribbon so that I could get the casual effect of this hanging tag.   Yellow – check and check.

It took a while to create this card, but I find coloring so relaxing, and just figuring out the ribbon, getting it tied, and then trying to figure out how to attach the tag so I didn’t have to untie it took as long, or longer than, the stamping and coloring.  But, I am pretty darn pleased with the daisy, and the card.

Here are the challenge sketches:

Have a Peachy day!