Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nature Inspired

Hey, I'm finally back! It's amazing what a few crisis can do to your life. But it's so good to be back stamping and then sharing with you! I got up this morning and checked in on Karen Giron's blog for her Sweet Sunday Sketch for a good place to start. Had some ideas and started pulling cardstock, inks, and stamps out to make this fantastic idea I had. ha, ha I didn't get too far before I hit a roadblock and fell on my face. Well, not literally! I couldn't quite get something I liked, so put that aside and started on another idea that came to mind. Well, that idea sort of fizzled and I got stuck. But then there was this mini brainstorn that hit and I had an idea for the first card - back to that one! Whew! Are you with me here? I don't know about you, but I'm already worn out!
And I actually finished a card! Hurray!! And even more important, I like how it turned out. I hope you do too!
All stamps and materials by Stampin'Up!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Cardstock: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Sahara Sand cardstocks, and Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
Ink: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, and Soft Suede Markers (yes, we have In Color Markers this time!!)
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, More Mustard 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot with the Ovals Originals Die, Sponge quarters, and Dimensionals
The small portion of the stamp used was colored with markers. Then it was spritzed with water and stamped. This was done twice to get the two Brown-Eyed Susans for the main image. Spritzing with water softened and darkened the images nicely.
The sentiment tag was also colored with markers to keep the same colors, and then 'huffed' on to stamp. It took awhile to create, but all in all I'm happy with the results. Hope this inspires you to get out your markers and give them a good workout!
So, it's back to finish the other partial card that's laying around. I'm sure I can come up with the finishing touches that one needs after a little refreshment (maybe chocolate, he he). Now don't tell anybody, 'cuz I'm really trying to lose weight! It'll be our little secret, OK?
See you soon...

1 comment:

Karen Giron said...

This is gorgeous! Love the dsp with the flowers you used - they really compliment each other. I do the same exact thing when I stamp - I always have about 3 start-up cards that hit the waste basket before I get a great idea :)