Thursday, September 11, 2014

Testing the waters...

Wow, it's been a long break from posting for me. I haven't done much stamping in a couple months - travel and a busy summer took my attention elsewhere. But my club will be starting again soon and I have lots of new products that haven't even been opened yet. Time to dust off my stamps and get back to creating!

What better way to jump start my creative juices than a few challenges. I found inspiration for my card at Freshly Made Sketches, SUO Challenges (embellishments - I used pearls), and colourQ (Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, So Saffron, Going Gray, and white). (I used Smoky Slate instead so that all my colors would be current.) Here is what I came up with:


All of the stamps on this card come from the new set called Kinda Eclectic. This was one of the first sets from the new catalog to go on my must-have list. These images are fun to combine and
the butterfly punches are always fabulous. I'm feeling really rusty, so a fairly simple card fit the bill for tonight. Let's hope this is the start of a lot more stamping for me - I've missed it more than I realized!

10 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

This is such a pretty set and you did a beautiful job with it! Glad you are back in stamping mode!

Susangail Powell said...

LOVE this stamp set! Your card is gorgeous!

Pink Unicorn said...

Such an elegant card, I love the colours and the layout of all the different elements

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! I'll say it (type it) again... WOW! You have taken this stamp set and challenge to a whole new level. This is a gorgeous design. I love how you used the stamps to create the different elements of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

I love how you have layered all these images together. Can't go wrong with sunshine and butterflies in my book! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

Julie Gearinger said...

Love the combination of the colors along with your sweet pearl accents! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges and glad to see you are having a chance to stamp again :-)

Lisa said...

Love the sunburst and your sweet butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Mary Brown said...

Beautiful color choices and I love the layout of your elements on the card! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Pretty colors, and of course that is such a fabulous stamp set! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this week!

Karen Barber said...

This stamp set makes my lips freeze, but you nailed it!!