It's Friday and I'm doing the QFTD159 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The queen is Jan Keen aka heartsong47 and this is the card I cased, making a few changes, of course. The card is also entered in the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Monthly Theme Challenge, Just Hatched. You could use several themes and I'm using the Spring Theme. The irises in my area bloom in April and May and some are already blooming.
I'm also entering my card into the challenge, IBSIC #52 at Inspired by Stamping. This is a color challenge which I'm showing below:
I'm using Kraft, something akin to sage green, and some blue scraps which I think work nicely. I colored the pretty iris with Blue Copic markers B26 and B24. The green leaves and stems are colored with Copic marker G20. The iris and sentiment are from the set Beautiful Iris by Inspired by Stamping (a set I bought with a gift certificate I recently won....Yea!). The border image and image on the sentiment piece are from Delicate Doilies II by Inspired by Stamping. I stamped these in Memento Rich Cocoa and the iris with Memento Tuxedo Black.
After getting the iris cut out with my Stampin'Up! and embroidery scissors (which were very tiny and I used for cutting inside), I went over the edges with the side of black Copic marker so as not to leave any bits of white pieces showing.
My butterfly is Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies/ small no.2 and I cut the top one with PTI linen vellum cardstock and the bottom with scrap blue cardstock.
My sentiment piece is cut out with Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies I. Added a pearl and it is all finished.
A side note: I am guessing that a lot of you have heard that Google Reader will disappear in July. You can find the info about it here. I'm very sad about this but I guess we have to have change. I've switched to Bloglovin'. If you want to follow me, and I hope you do, the button is on my sidebar. There are other options besides Bloglovin' if you so choose.
Hope you all have a weekend full of sunshine.