And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Peaceful Peonies

Hello friends...happy Friday!  Fridays are release days at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and today we are adding four new stamp sets to the SNSS Store.  My sample was created with the beautiful new Peaceful Peonies stamp set designed by Nina Brackett.

Creative Nugget:  Several sentiments from Peaceful Peonies as well as many more from current SNSS sets were placed on my Misti Tool and stamped with a light pink ink.  This panel was cut with a pierced rectangle die and sponging was added around the edges.  Watercolors were painted on watercolor paper and a chevron stencil placed over it and air dried creating some texture.  The triangle and sentiment layers were cut from this watercolor piece.  I love creating my own backgrounds, but my very favorite technique is Copic coloring.  The peony was colored twice and the flower part of the second one was fussy cut and popped on the first image for more texture.  A sentiment from the Peaceful Peonies set was white embossed and added to the card along with a bow made from metallic thread.

Peaceful Peonies is available now as a pre-order from the 

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:
Stampin' Royalty Challenge SR#364 - Favorite Technique
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #272 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #231 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #95 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door for Week of Feb. 28 - March 6 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out all the new stamp sets at SNSS...have a wonderful weekend!



abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Carri~Abusybee

Heather said...

Oh, WOW!! This is gorgeous!! That image is beautiful and your coloring is stunning! Also, your handmade backgrounds are fabulous! And that layout is really fun! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my Cathy - this is an amazing creation! I love how you created your gorgeous background and the colouring on the peony is just beautiful!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Farida Rone said...

Lovely creation!
Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.

Nandini said...

Wow! Amazing coloring! Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. All the best. Nandini, DT