Friday, June 19, 2009

Hello Kitty Birthday

I bought the Here Kitty Kitty stamp set awhile ago because I thought it was so adorable. Well, its been sitting on my shelf for awhile now. The only reason the stamps were actually mounted is because a friend wanted to use the stamp set. I just haven't felt inspired by this stamp set. I was looking through all of my sets the other day, and I suddenly felt an inspiration to finally use this set - yeah!!!

I used Brocade Blue and Mellow Moss paper - an awesome combination. I stamped the cat with black ink, and then used my water color crayons and the aquapainter. The cat was painted with a combination of barely banana and apricot appeal. The party hat was stamped separately and colored in with mellow moss water color crayons and aquapainter.

I used the fine tip end of the marker to create the stitching around the white pieces of card stock, and the scallop punch on the side of the card.

Inside the card, I used the 'Happy Birthday from the cat' sentiment.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fabric Design Inspiration

I was looking on the internet and found a great fabric picture that instantly inspired me to sit down and create a card. Here's a copy of the image so you can see what I'm talking about.

Here's my take on the image:
For the first card, I used the Central Park stamp set, with ruby red, certainly celery, and not quite navy ink and paper. To make the background paper, I straightedged the main branch, and used the stamp-a-ma-jig to place the leaves. I wasn't quite sure of the design on this first card. Admittedly it is a bit busy, but there's still something that I really like about it.

Card number 2 was my second attempt at this card. I used Gallery and Thank You Kindly stamp sets for this one in additional to Central Park. I like this one as well, and it's a tad less busy. Oh, and I tried the smaller leaf on teh second card, but I think I like the larger leaf better. These are two cards that are definitely keepers.

Welcome to my site!!

I recently moved to Arizona a couple months ago, and am very happily settling into a new career. I was introduced to stamping over 10 years ago. I've always been into crafts, and picked back up with stamping a couple years ago. I love that I finally have the time to dedicate to my crafts, and that I'm able to share my ideas with everyone. I've seen myself grow in my creativity over the past couple years, and to those who say that they are not creative - don't believe it. Anyone can do this, and creativity doesn't happen overnight, it evolves as you learn more and more about the art of stamping. My husband is incredibly supportive as I put more time into my stamp designs and my scrapbooking.