Red and Pink Umbrella

I have been stamping in red and pink for a color challenge.

For my card, I stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Real Red all placed on white cardstock. My pink looks a bit darker than Flirty Flamingo as it took three times in my MISTI to get a cleanly stamped image. I decided to go with it, rather than start over. The center of the umbrella is in Real Red. The cardbase is Real Red along with designer paper. I have a few sets of DSP purchased from the Clearance Rack and one had was Regal colors which contain Real Red. I chose the side with dots rather then the stripes on the other, to go with the dots in the umbrella.

The stamp set used is umbrella4you along with the umbrella die all from The Stamps of Life. I added a bit of raindrops using gray colors from Lawn Fawn.

All That You Are

Happy Birthday Watercolor

I often participate in challenges with Split Coast Stampers. This card meets two of the challenges this week. It meets WT730 Waters Edge, where I needed to do something with water. I chose to watercolor. The other challenge is CC729 Color Challenge. The colors are Tide Pool, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Granny Apple Green, all listed as SU colors. I have few actual SU ink colors, so usually substitute. I used Hero Arts Tide Pool for the blue background. I do own SU watercolor pencils so I used Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green in the pencils, coloring the flowers and leaves. Sweet Corn by Gina K Designs is a match to So Saffron. I did a bit of sponging on the Birthday oval with Lawn Fawn Guava, which is a great match for the Melon Mambo. I even sponged the ribbon. I added a few sequins for something extra. The stamp set used is called All That You Are by SU. I do enjoy watercolor as it gives fast coloring.