Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Wonderful Day

Today, the entire Avocado Arts Pit Crew has loads of inspiration to share with you! We've all made cards featuring the April release Sew Nice with sneak peeks of the upcoming May release Thoughts and Smiles. Please visit these amazing blogs for more inspiration:

This card uses the zig zag stitches from Sew Nice along with a sentiment from Wishes and Kind Thoughts. I stamped the stitches three times to create a chevron border. My sneaks from Thoughts and Smiles are the flowers and leaves. The flowers were stamped four times, watercoloured with distress inks, fussy cut, layered and adhered to the card base at different heights. The May set is filled with lovely images! It's one of my favourite sets to play with and I think you'll fall in love with it as soon as it's revealed.

If you haven't already voted for your favourite Stamping Royalty Honorable Mention, you have one more day. Voting ends tonight! Thanks so much for stopping by today. :)

Sources: SU Crumb Cake cardstock; Hero Arts white watercolor paper; Avocado Arts Wishes and Kind Thoughts, Sew Nice & Thoughts and Smiles; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint distress inks; brush; foam tape; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

31 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is a pretty design-such a wonderful flower-the stitching is perfect

Marit said...

Love your coloring on the flowers Emily! Great card!

Have a nice day! Hugs,
Marit

Lindsey said...

So deceptively simple -- and so pretty! Love the colouring on the flowers.

onecraftymama said...

Your watercolouring is awesome, Emily - distress inks are my faves for that too. Love all the dimension of the fussy-cutting :)

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! I always love how stamping on kraft looks, and I love how you did the leaves, only partially coloring them. PS - voted for you yesterday. Hope you win!

Bethany said...

Pretty card Emily! I love the flowers :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Karen B. said...

Lovely design Emily, these colors are just fantastic together!

Inkyfingers said...

I love how the beautifully coloured flowers really pop against the kraft card.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so beautiful, Em. Love the yellow and green against the kraft. :)

Annette said...

Pretty card...love those flowers and i really like how you colored the leaves...super cute.

Kelli Hull said...

OH MY WORD!!!!! I LOVE this and water coloring with distress inks takes MAJOR practice but looks like YOU have mastered it!!!! SO pretty!!!

Brenda said...

Hi Emily, thanks for today's beautiful card which has now inspired me to get out some of my stitching stamps, from a different company, and to look at them differently!

Creations by Shirl said...

Adorable flower, awesome coloring on the leaves this really pop out on the kraft card...

Glenda J said...

Soft and beautiful! Love the subtle colours.

missstamper said...

Very pretty!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, lovely! Love the pretty flowers and the layout you created. Very very nice!!
Hugs, Wendy

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So elegant and beautiful!
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I'm lovin your pretty flowers, and so beautifully coloured. Great zigzags too!

Beebeebabs said...

Very pretty card!!!

cheiron said...

Very pretty! Love these flowers.

Colleen Dietrich said...

HI Emily! I love the chevron stripes with the bold daisies. So sweet together!

thanks for visiting my blog...I really appreciate it!

Tracey said...

Clean, simple and fabulous Emily!!

yyam said...

This is just beautiful! Love the watercoloured and layered blooms!:)

Larissa said...

Very pretty!

Hugs,
Larissa

AJ said...

I just love this Emily!! It's FABULOUS! :)

Julie Hoffman said...

This is Beautiful!!! I Love it!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, those zig-zag stitches make such a wonderful statement on this beautiful card, Emily! I love how the yellow flowers just pop right off your kraft background. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! LOVE your coloring and design--you rock and are SUPER SUPER creative!! LOVE:)

Laurie said...

Love!

Lisa Arana said...

just lovely! i really love that chevron.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is great, totally my kinda card.