I haven't stamped much lately, and I reeeaaallllyyyy want to get back into the groove. I made a card last night, not for any challenges, and one today for the ColourQ and a sketch challenge on SCS. Ib am also postinga card I maade in July that never found its way onto my blog...but since it is a ColourQ, I decided to include it.
This first combo was a real doozy. I was going to do something very abstract, as I often do with these tough palettes, but opted out of that. The sketch seemed simple, but I struggled with finding the right detail for those circles. Too big or too small! I'm not thrilled with this, but hey...it's done. Mojo returns slowly!
This next color combo was much simpler to work with. I made this nautical themed birthday card for my nephew who is serving in the Navy. I sent it over a month ago but the picture was still sitting in my computer file. I nearly forgot all about it!
My card base is crumb cake. I added a simple strip of midnight muse (hoarding this stuff...I love it!) On whisper white, I simply stamped in a collage fashion, using SU's "The Open Sea" which is one of my all time favorites. The sentiment is from "On Your Birthday", punched out with the scallop oval. Poppy parade twill ribbon finishes it off. Very quick and easy!
Finally, a card I made with some new goodies. I bought this Tim Holz sunbeam stencil and some gesso with some birthday money. The fabulous orange ribbon was on a birthday gift...the bow was still tied! I just had to use all of this together! I spread the gesso through the stencil and let it dry. Then I sponged daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, and tangerine tango ink. I layered it on basic black, then placed it on a tangerine base. My ribbon covers up a lot of the sunbeam effect...oh well. So I stamped this greeting from "Whimsical Words" on a daffodil circle. My gesso layer is a bit crumpled, but not bad for a first attempt with this new material!
That's it for now. I sure hope I make it back this week. I have a boatload of September birthday cards to make!