Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mother's Day for Grandma

I have been waiting for a couple of weeks for this stamp set from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I have no idea how Maria does it, but the detail of the layering of her stamps is unbelievable. They look so real once they are stamped.

This is the card I am going to send to my grandma for mother's day.

I played with the stamps immediately once they arrived. I stamped this rose using only Purely Pomegranate ink, stamped off twice, then once, then at full strength.

The sentiment "Grandmother" is from Women of Life from PTI. One of my favourite things about acrylic stamps is that they are flexible. I was able to create the curve in the word to follow the oval I cut using my coluzzle.

The Certainly Celery oval was cut with the coluzzle one size larger than the designer paper, then trimmed with some of my very old, and sadly neglected, scalloped scissors.

The card base is 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 Not Quite Navy. The photo makes it look more purple, but it really is blue in real life.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Colour Combo Challenge

It has once again been a while since I have updated my blog. I am still creating, but I don't always take the time to upload my photos.

Kristina's colour challenge
kicked my butt into gear this week to get something posted.

The inspiration came from this photo from West Elm.

I didn't use any of the design elements as inspiration, but I did use most of the colours.

This card base is 41/4 by 51/2 Old Olive with the fold at the top. Then I have Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Very Vanilla layers each 1/4 of an inch smaller.

The image is stamped in both Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip to create a bit of a shadow.

The flowers are stamped with Taken with Teal, and I had some primas that fit with the colour and shape perfectly, so I added those too.

I used Stardust Stickles in the centres of all of the flowers (stamped, and primas). The ribbon is the 5/8 Old Olive grosgrain from Stampin Up. I wanted to include a sentiment, but It just didn't fit on the card.