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!




7 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. All your cards are so pretty xx

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  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

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

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

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