Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Purely Color Challenge

Have you ever lusted after a stamp for months, then you finally get it and...it sits sadly uninked for more months. You remember life before you had it, you saw all these beautiful cards made with it and you had all these ideas of things to do with it, if only you had it. But now you do and all those brilliant ideas are forgotten.

That's been my relationship with MFT's My Umbrella. My friend and I loved it sooo much it was one of the few sets we both have. And yet it sat forlorn and inked since April.
Enter Kim's WSC Color Challenge of Tomato, Celery and Sunshine. I think it was inspired by the Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety paper pack. And I just happen to own (and love) it. So I got out my My Umbrella and was determined to ink it up. I colored her up in copics, then realized that the bright red coat and yellow rain boots absolutely needed some wet & shiney gloss. So I covered all of it in a layer of glossy accents. I ended up using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC74. I've been wanting to participate for a while now since her sketches are always awesome.

The Dets:
Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence My Umbrella, TCP Hearts & Flowers
Paper: MB vanilla bean notecard, Cosmo Cricket garden variety, PTI dark chocolate
Ink: Memento black & cantelope, Copics
Accessories: Spellbinders ovals & rectangles, candy dots, glossy accents


  1. Sooo cute! I love the shiny raincoat and shiny boots!!

  2. Fantastic Card! I love your layout and the papers you used! This is such a great set, you definitely need to ink it up more often! Thanks for playing along with MFT's WSC!