The Splitcoaststampers Free For All challenge this week was to pick a card from the gallery of one of our SCS friend’s that inspires us and use elements of it to create a project of our own. I went straight to the gallery of my friend, Bev Gerard, better known on SCS as TexasGrammy and Tex. I had a great time browsing through Bev’s wonderful gallery and finally settled on this adorable cowgirl card, Texas Sawdust and Casey’s Howdy

I loved Bev’s card layout and all the texture she created with the crimping and the embossed corner element.  I especially loved Bev’s little hay bale and the paper piecing on the little girl’s clothing and boots  and all the tiny details like the twine looped on her skirt and the little lasso.

Here is what I came up with.

KC Sarah Kay  Bernadette Spring Flowers 2 center 
I kept the same basic card layout, used crimping on my background and kept the little girl theme.  I changed the color combination and made my little girl a gardener instead of a cowgirl. I punched the edge of my corner element instead of embossing and created a little flower garden for my special detail.  The Sarah Kay Bernadette image was stamped on watercolor paper, painted and cut out and popped up over the flower garden.

KC Sarah Kay Bernadette Spring Flowers 2 right 
KC Sarah Kay Bernadette Spring Flowers 2 close 

I added touches of diamond Stickles to all the little flower centers and on the watering can.  The sparkle doesn’t show very well in the photo but there is even a little right under the spout of the can to look like water pouring out. Check my punched flower tutorial if you would like to know how I made my little flowers.

I hope you enjoy your Saturday.  I hope to get some fun stamping time in between weekend chores.

Stamps: Stampavie Sarah Kay Bernadette Admiring The Spring Flowers
Paper: White, Red, Watercolor
Ink: Black Versafine, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Tea Dye, Blush Blossom, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Stylus, Paper Piercer, Martha Stewart Pine Punch, 1/4 Fiskars Flower Punch, Glossy Accents, Mouse Pad, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Eyelet, Stickles