For both cards: All supplies SU!
Stamps: Inspired By Nature
Paper: More Mustard; Chocolate Chip; Confetti Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Always Artichoke grosgrain; More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive water color crayons; Swiss Dot CB embossing folder; nesties
I can honestly say that I was INSPIRED BY NATURE. And Lisa for all the great cards she has made with this set! :) (Following all these blogs is becoming costly! lol!) But seriously, had this set been release in January, June or October, I probably would not have purchased it. But since Brown Eyed Susans are all over the place right now and they give me that nostalgic late summer feeling: I caved.
And since they are wild, I don't feel bad about letting Orla and Maeve pick them. ;) Which makes them happy too.
Both the cards here are pretty simple because it was late by the time I finished the first card I was working on. Does is take everyone 1-2 hours per card? Seriously, does it? Or am I just so challenged or indecisive or what? Anyhow, after the first card (I'll post that Monday for TS sketch) I should have just called it a night. But I was itchin' to use my watercolor crayons on this bad boy and see how it looked. I colored directly on the rubber then misted it with water and stamped. It has been a long time since I did this, so I think I over spritzed and it got a little muddy on the top card...I tried resolve the issue by stamping the words over it...didn't work. So then I added the ribbon smack dab in the middle. :P If I were to do this card again, I would move the sentiment down to the left. Oh well, not every card is meant to be a masterpiece!
Of course, then I needed to make a second card where I didn't muddy up the colors...but by now I was really tired and not feeling at all creative.
However, maybe simple is a good match for this set...uncomplicated: like the last few days of summer vacation when we were kids.