Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, May 25, 2015

Rainy Days and Mondays...

Good Morning, and Happy Memorial Day to all my fellow US citizens!

It has been windy, cloudy, and raining off and on all morning.  Every time I think it's going to clear up, the clouds roll in again.  Perfect day for stamping!  (My husband hopes the rain has stopped for the day; he drove to his brother's house and they plan to go golfing.  I think my odds of a good hobby day are better than theirs!

 The first card is for the Colour Me...! challenge.  I intended to pair it up with a SCS sketch, but opted to do this very quick design.  Why?  It's last minute, of course!
I already had this bermuda bay card base cut, folded and lined.  I must have planned to use it for a different project...long forgotten.  But it helped make this very quick!  I added a layer of so saffron.  On whisper white, I stamped swoshes from SU's "Work of Art" in the challenge colors.  I added this sentiment from SU's "All Holidays" along wit an old favorite silhouette image from SU's "Of the Earth."  Some pear pizzazz ribbon and non-SU enamel dots (forgot the brand) fill in a bit of the white space.   

Next, I have a card using the current SCS color challenge (hello honey, blackberry bliss, smoky slate, basic gray, and lost lagoon) along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I took some liberties with the sketch (more layers!)

My card base is basic gray, with layers of slate, lost lagoon, and whisper white.  On the white, I stamped the 2-step image from SU's "Field Flowers."  I sponged the sun in the corner, sing a post-it to help me sponge some rays.  I added blackberry ribbon and the sentiment from the same stamp set.  The butterflies are from the SU embosslit. No fancy techniques, but I really like the final result.

Clouds are moving in again.  I should be able to get more cards made!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. love those paint strokes - thanks for sharing your beautiful card at Colour me...! this week

  2. What a perfect way to spend a windy, cloud day! I love both of your floral scene. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Beautiful cards! I love the way you've used the colors. And I'd say you are much more likely to have a better day enjoying your hobby than your husband and BIL will theirs! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Kim - both cards are lovely! Your "quick card" looks like you spent hours on it - stunning! And the second one - well gee, forget hours...days! LOL!! Amazing cards from a truly amazing artist!

  5. Fabulous cards! That flower is so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. Two beautiful cards! I just love your quick color challenge card- the colors are wonderful! Loving the 2nd card too- the butterflies and sentiment are wonderful!

  7. Love this! I think I need a grudge set! :)