What does a woman want? That question was posed on the Splitcoast Fan Club as a challenge. I recently saw a movie or TV show where a woman answered that we don't know what we want. She may be right. I can name a lot of things I want but overall I don't know what I want and world peace seems awfully trite.
At Splitcoast you can pay a small fee and become a Fan Club Member. On Sunday you can't upload your work unless your a Fan Club member. Sadly, the Sunday upload was the main reason I joined but lately I've been thinking I should pay more attention to the gallery because that's where you find the best of the best stampers' work. If you are a frequent visitor at Splitcoast you've probably noticed the "Dirty Dozen" or "Dirty Dozen Alumni" designation on the avie's of your favorite stampers. If you haven't noticed it at all start looking.
Do you buy stamps even if you don't have a use in mind? Or do you just buy "special" stamps and use them over and over. I buy stamps that call to me. I may not know what I'm going to do with them or when I'm going to use them but I figure if it calls to me eventually I'll use it. That's the case with this stamp. I'd seen it on many cards and I always liked it. I don't remember when I purchased the Inkadinkado "Friendship" set but I've had it a long time. I've also been a Fan Club member for awhile and haven't payed much attention to the galleries or challenges. This weekend I decided to see what was going on in the latest Fan Club gallery and was pleasantly surprised by the Floral, Feminine and Flirty theme. I decided to play along with the Central Theme Challenge - What Does a Woman Want. I know I want a pretty party dress and the good times to celebrate that go along with the dress. The color challenge that went along with this is blue and white based on a Tiffany gift box. I had that in mind but I haven't received too many Tiffany boxes so I may be off on the shade of blue but I kept picturing getting a string of pearls to go along with the dress and those pearls are in a Tiffany box.
The layout is from the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge MMSC37.
If you haven't played along with them you should. They'll make you feel right at home. I tweaked it a little but that's okay. On the top crossbar I stamped the Hero Arts "Manuscript Background" in Color Box "Silver". I wanted to emboss it but I couldn't find my Versamark stamp pad so I went with the silver ink. It doesn't show up very well in the photo, it may be easier to see if you click on the photo and enlarge it but I'm not even sure that will work cause you can barely see it on the actual card but even those subtle touches make a difference in the finished piece.
What do you think about that button? Isn't it the perfect match for this paper? You wouldn't believe some of the crafting stuff I have hanging around. That button has got to be twenty-five years old if it's a day, cause it's from when I sewed clothes and I haven't done that in well, twenty-five years. LOL at myself. I've got one more and I'm hoarding it for now. The button is holding a tag made with a Martha Stewart punch. I just wrote the sentiment on it.
This dsp is from My Mind's Eye. There are two different papers. I used the two solid sides and just one of the prints, that one's called "Fresh Beauty Summer Dress" - ain't that a funny coincidence. The dress was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Georgia Pacific cs, it's colored with copics and the edges are sponged with SU Soft Sky. The pearls are Joy Crafts and the ribbon is from My Favorite Things, I think it's from the summer collection.
I think I covered all the details except to thank you for visiting. I hope to see you here again.
Oh, and here's something we all want, an end to Breast Cancer so with that in mind, go click on the pink ribbon, it isn't much but it's the ripple effect.