Saturday, February 24, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Choose Joy

Hello, it's Saturday and the weather in SC is sunny and lovely!  Last night I couldn't sleep, I tossed and turned and finally gave in, came downstairs and started coloring. Who else suffers from insomnia?  It's awful isn't it?  However, if I channel it into coloring, eventually I'll get sleepy again and put my projects on hold until morning.  With clearer eyes I was able to finish this card and I love it!

I just received the latest kit from SSS yesterday and I couldn't wait to create something using the Choose Joy set. Fortunately you can purchase this stamp set separate, as the kit is now sold out. I've linked below for your convenience.

I ended up randomly stamping the pink flowers and the greenery around my cut out cardstock.  I went around all the images with muti shades of grey.  I colored the flowers and leaves, then did a splatter of 50/50 acrylic black and white paint and water mixed.  I heat embossed the beautiful sentiment in white on a black banner and added a few pink glitter dots.  I should also mention that I popped the banner and orange flowers up using foam tape and I love the dimension!

Here are my Copic combinations:

Around the images use C5-C0, the darkest color first, touching the lines of the images, then blend it out to lightest color.

Pink Flowers: E09, RV34, R43, R32, R21
Orange Flowers: YR16, YR15, YR12 and RV34 and R21 in the center
Greenery: BG96, YG17, YG25, Y18

Thanks for stopping, I hope you've enjoyed my project, I would love to hear from you on what you think!  


  1. That's beautiful! Your coloring is perfect and I love the layout of the flowers.

  2. Gorgeous coloring! I love the C5-0 that gives it great depth. I'm glad you can at least color if you can't sleep!

  3. Your coloring has some real pop! So many samples were pastel spring colors, but I think these are great!