Sunday, August 10, 2008

A lot of Red

Good morning. I didn't realize it's been a whole week since I blogged. So you get to see double today. I spent yesterday stamping with my sister and cousin, and only took two stamp sets with me, since I had looked at the inspiration challenge on SCS and had an idea of what I wanted to do. I meant to grab a background stamp and forgot, so what I had in mind was a bit different. I may start with an idea, but I am really a 'design as I go' type of stamper, so I don't usually like to limit myself quite so much. But this time, I think the limitations actually worked for me. I ended up making two cards, a little bit similar and yet quite different.

Both cards use stamps from SU's embrace life and Innovative Stamp Creations' friendship. I finished the second card after I got back home, since I wanted to use my white gel pen, some glitter, and a different sentiment.

On the first one, I started by stamping a few flowers on the white circle. I had three flowers that were already colored with a copic marker and cut out, but I could see right away that wasn't enough, so I just kept stamping, coloring and cutting flowers and stacking and arranging them until I liked it. I really have no idea how many flowers are on this. I kinda like having the one falling off. The butterfly is also stamped twice and layered. All the piercing is faux.

I hadn't planned on making this second card, but I had finished the first, also made another for my Tuesday class and cut all the kits, and still had time, so I just started playing and ended up with a second card. Easy watercolor on the blue flower (stamp with stazon on watercolor paper, outline a bit with marker and use waterbrush to spread the ink around - I love it). The red flowers are just colored by scribbling the marker back and forth, not worrying about staying in the lines, since I was cutting them out anyway. I cut the piece of kraft card stock at an angle and then played with my new scalloped border punch from SU. I love how easy it was to use.

supplies card 1
stamps: embrace life (SU), friendship (Innovative Stamp Creations)
ink: jet black stazon, sahara sand, read red, Copic marker (R29)
paper: sahara sand, bashful blue, whisper white
other: coluzzle, black marker, dimensionals

supplies card 2
stamps: embrace life, warm words (SU), friendship (Innovative Stamp Creations)
ink: jet black stazon, read red, ballet blue
paper: basic black, kraft, ballet blue, whisper white, watercolor
other: waterbrush, coluzzle, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter, white gel pen, piercing tool, scalloped border punch, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

They are beautiful!

Diane said...

Oh Melody,those are beautiful!!!

Starla (star) said...

I like the red flower falling off too! Love the butterflies also....great job with your "limited" supplies!

Susie said...

Melody, the first card is absolutely gorgeous.......the other is great too...