I decided to sign up for this week's challenge on the Sensational Stampin' Up! Swappers group. We were to use this rug from Pottery Barn Kids as our inspiration. I love the Pottery Barn look, so I had to jump in on this challenge.
Then I realized that I don't have very many current Stampin' Up! sets -- let alone floral sets. From my collection, my choices were to use Bud Basics or Doodle This. I decided that Bud Basics would work perfectly since it has two sizes of flowers & leaves.
When I first looked at the rug at Pottery Barn, I thought it was one rug - a chocolate rug with an ivory border. So, I was going to try to emulate that myself. I decided to use the chalkboard technique to get the flowers to show up on the chocolate cardstock. To match the softness, I planned to use poppin' pastels for the flowers on the white cardstock.
Unfortunately, when I put my two panels together it looked way too busy. So, I decided to just go with the larger white piece. To salvage the chocolate panel, I made a little 3x3 card. I hope Kristin likes at least one of them!
Stamps: Bud Basics, All Holidays
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Poly-Twill Ribbon
Tools: Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Pastels
Stamps: Bud Basics
Ink: White Craft Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Pastels, Signo White Gel Pen