I love it when I have time to get a couple of challenges done in a weekend, I also got to have a stamping get together with another demo friend of mine and have another card to show you from that session - we always do far more chatting than creating lol. This time I am combining Create with Connie and Mary colour challenge with Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
Now I don't always think flowers when I think "blue", in fact there is a fun family story about blue flowers that I'll share at the end of this post. I was particularly inspired by Margaret's creation and decided to do my own blue flower using You've Got This. All the stamps on this card are from that set. I thought the Smokey Slate background was a little dark after I stamped it so added a layer of vellum over the top, securing it with Glue Dots and Washi Tape.
Now for the family story. The night my husband and I went out for dinner with my parents to celebrate our engagement, we were talking about what colour the bridesmaid dresses would be. My husband said he would like them to be blue, to which I responded "there aren't any blue flowers" so they couldn't match the dresses. At that point my husband laughs and says "then what are those" pointing to a wall of flowers through the resteraunt window behind me. Now here the story splits into two versions, his is that the wall was indeed covered in blue flowers. My version is that the lighting outside was making them look blue when they were really a purple colour.
To this day, more than 25 years later, my mum still sends me magazine clippings of blue flowers, and my husband also still brings it up whenever he can!Happy Stamping