I've colored a big flower that I hope will inject a little cheer into your day. It's Power Poppy Zinnia Parade digital stamp. It struck me that this digi set is just the sort of happy coloring my heart needs right now. Easy, cute, fun! It's also another experiment with my Cryogen Ivory cardstock. I used Prismacolor pencils again, but this time I blended with Gamsol odorless mineral spirits. Sorry Cryogen, but I can't make myself love you, tsk tsk. I have one more digi printed on this paper and I'm not sure what to try next.
Red gingham sure has a way of adding a homespun look to a card, doesn't it? The card base with patterned paper was already made and sitting in my card parts drawer. I have quite a variety I've made up, then changed my mind and tossed them into the drawer... now I'm trying to make a point of using them. This old paper seemed just right for my Zinnia!
Part of the difficulty with Cryogen paper is getting an adequate photo. It has a shimmer which reflects light aka glare. The picture below gives you an idea of the shimmer, but it's actually barely noticeable to the naked eye.