Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sending warm thoughts

This week is just zipping by because I'm busy getting my son ready for college.  I promised to not get all misty when I see him off this weekend, but I'm excited for this next big step in his life.  
I've been in a bit of a creative slump and decided I would just CASE ideas until my own returned, starting with the weekly Muse challenge card, provided by Therese Calvird:
All of that pink scared me, but I pushed myself to copy her colors and style using the SSS Everything Flowers set.  I stamped Colorbox Frost White as the bottom layer of each flower and then used Hero Arts black for the black circles.  Here's my version:
I masked the flowers to stamp the leaves, which I haven't done in a while and found it was loads of fun!  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession - Anytime Sentiments.  Now that I'm finished, I love the vibrant colors!  I hope you get a chance to play over at Muse too!

My next two cards are part of the Stretch your stamps 2 class homework.  I used the Avery Elle rounded diamond set to make graphic backgrounds.  I did a lot of stamping and experimenting to create these two cards:

The ribbon was the inspiration for my stamped colors.  I'm enjoying this class so much, even though I'm waaay behind.  I do come back later to the class lessons and make cards, so it's all good.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. ok, all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! AMAZING, love this, so inspiring, your card is beautiful!!!!!

  2. Those funky SSS flowers are perfect! And as for your homework, you are waaaaay ahead of me, your graphic designs are balanced beautifully!

  3. Love your more graphic roses - such a pretty card! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  4. All your cards are so pretty xx

  5. Fabulous cards - you have a real eye for colour.
    Love your take on the MUSE card. Striking and pretty at the same time!
    Caroline xxx

  6. Fab take on the Muse card, and I love the bold sentiment banner :)

  7. Fabulous roses and I love the wavy sentiment banner. Great card :)