Thursday, August 30, 2007

Where's the Mojo?

I feel as though I haven't really stamped in ages, except in a rush when I need to get something done. Now, every time I sit down to work, I have the hardest time finding my mojo. So, I have decided to focus on just using the supplies and stamps I have for awhile. I'm hoping I'll find that creative spark and be able to put my 'stuff' to good use (I keep finding things I'd forgotten I even had!). So, over the past few days, I have pulled out things I've started and never finished--stamped and colored images, mainly--and my scrap box, and have tried to work with those items.

This card was based on a flyer I found at the bank a few months back (I'll post it if I ever find it again). It had bright yellow sunflowers and hot pink rain boots. So, this is my take. I stamped the boot from Papertrey Ink's Green Thumb set with Pink Passion and Night of Navy Craft inks and embossed to make it shiny. I cut it out and raised it on dimensionals. I drew in stems for the flowers and attached tiny primas that I had colored with a yellow Prismacolor marker and used jeweled accents for the center. The Yoyo Yellow strip was scalloped with my SU! slit punch and the ribbon is from May Arts. I'll add a sentiment when I decide to use it, but for now I left it blank because I think the bright colors are enough at this point.

Stamps: Green Thumb (Papertrey Ink), Dotted bg (SU!)
Cardstock: White, Night of Navy, Yoyo Yellow, Pink Passion (SU!)
Accessories: primas, jewels, May Arts dotted ribbon, slit punch

Seattle Girl

This is one of my all-time favorite A Muse stamps. I have had this little girl ready to go for quite awhile, but couldn't decide how to use her. So, I decided less is more and opted to place her on a simple white 4.25 square card with a cute A Muse sentiment.

What isn't clear in the photo is that the girl's slicker, boots, and umbrella are covered in crystal effects, so they are nice and shiny.

Stamps: Seattle Girl and Sentiment from A Muse
Inks: Basic Black, markers from SU!
Cardstock: White (Various), Green Galore & Basic Black
Accessories: scallop and regular square punches, stitched ribbon, needle tool, white gel pen, crystal effects

Monday, August 27, 2007

Happy Birthday. . .

to my mom! I had so much fun making this card for my mom; I only wish my photography skills were better to capture all the detail! The main image is Bubblebella (from Stamping Bella) stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black ink. I colored her using Prismacolor markers (and a couple of the Prismacolor pencils as well). All of the bubbles and the water on the ground are covered in Stickles and the entire tub is covered in Crystal Effects to make it shiny! My mom loves a nice long soak in the tub; I hope she loves this card!

Stamps: Bubblebella (Stamping Bella), Paper Tray (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Bashful Blue (sponged background)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Basic Black, Wild Wasabi (SU!), last year's Christmas DP (SU!)
Accessories: scalloped oval punch, Cuttlebug, May Arts ribbon, Stickles, Crystal Effects, Prismacolor markers & pencils, black eyelet, Crop-a-Dile