Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, August 31, 2015

Catching Some Q's

Hello and Happy Monday!

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's done.  Mojo returns slowly!

The card base is taken with teal, and I added a layer of lovely lilac.  I can't believe I still have this stuff!  I used tangerine tango pattern paper on the bottom, with whisper white on top.  I stamped the large flourish from "Baroque Motifs" in teal, going over both the white and tangerine, the added the flowers in lilac and saffron.  Striped ribbon divides the two sections.  It is hard to see, but the sentiment "Kind" from the same set is stamped in lilac.  I added two flower brads in the two circles, and finally two candy dots on top to balance the color.  I should have stopped somewhere sooner!   LOL

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!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. All your cards are nice, but I'm really impressed with what you did with that first colour Q...that would have been a really difficult combination for you. You pulled it off beautifully. And you can't go wrong with The Open that stamp set. And great job with the gesso...I've yet to work on that.

    Kim from

  2. I love each and every one of this fabulous designs, Kim!! What beautiful work!!

  3. How stunning! Your work is magnificent! I love your use of color and card designs - truly inspiring :) It feels like Fall for sure in blogland and these gorgeous cards offer such beautiful colors! Wonderful ♥

  4. I love the sun card!!! Can't wait to see that Washi!!

  5. I am also driven to create by challenges- like sketches but color challenges- not so much. I have to say your take on the 1st card sketch- is amazing- love the idea of the flourish and the circles w/flower brads. LOVE your nautical card and the sun beams with that gorgeous bow- fabulous!