Monday, March 24, 2008

Gimme Some Lovin' challenge week!

This was an idea that came to me as I was supposed to be meditating this morning... I thought, I should challenge myself to spend this week using stamp sets that I had to have but haven't used yet. I figured I could easily fill a week's worth of posts, LOL! So I'm challenging myself to ink up those stamps, and I'm putting the challenge out there for anyone else who wants to join in. It'll last all week, and I'll even try to work it into my inspiration challenge on Wednesday. If you want to upload to SCS, use keyword DSGSL so we can all see!

So, here is my first card. The main set I used is True Friend, along with Boho Backgrounds and a sentiment from Warm Words. The colors were a recent SCS challenge: purely pomegranate, basic gray, and basic black. At the time I didn't play since I was buried in work, but I love these colors together and went with them today. The sketch is Jen's Sketch for You to Try from Saturday, and it was lots of fun! Of course I once again veered off from the sketch since it wasn't in front of me. But I like this variation, too.

Here's a quick step-by-step: First I stamped the small flowers in black on gray and punched out with the 1 1/4" square. The background on pomegranate is also stamped in black. I stamped the large flower in pomegranate on whisper white and cut out. To mount it I used one layer of dimensionals for the gray squares and two layers for the flowers. I inked all the edges in black and finally added three of the silver vintage brads at the bottom and put it on a white card. I'm lovin' it! (And I'm gonna be singing that Blues Brothers song in my head all week long...)


Anonymous said...

love these colors and all your details!! wonderful!

jjcreations said...

I like the colours in this and the layout. Joan