Sunday, January 6, 2013

Colour Q - Blast From the Past

Sigh...  Last day of holidays.  I should probably spend the day cleaning and organizing, but that's far too boring and productive for the mood I'm in.  To the craftroom instead!

As you can see, this palette is from last year over at Colour Q.  These aren't colours I would necessarily put together on my own, but I thought they looked pretty darn good together.  Here's my take on things.

I went on a bender with wheel stamps a few months ago.  I don't like using the roller (the ink runs out and I can never get it straight) so I peel the rubber off the wheel and then mount it on the foam you can buy to switch wood block stamps over to cling mount.  The result is a lovely little strip that's easy to place and ink.  Another bonus about this technique is how cheap wheel stamps are!  They're less than $10 a pop, and there are a ton of really cute images.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Not-so-Freshly Made Sketches #67

 I woke up this morning with the crafty vibe.  I made a nice big pot of coffee and headed online for some inspiration.  Freshly Made Sketches had a lovely layout this morning, so into the crafty room I went with the sketch on my head.  I've got a bunch of this paper left over from the last annual catalogue so I decided on a manly card.  I never seem to make those just for the heck of it.  Must plan to do that more.

I was feeling pretty pleased with myself after completing this one, however it then dawned on me which challenge it was for.  FMS is a "clean" challenge, and apparently I forgot that as I distressed away.  Whoops!  I'm sure the girls over there won't mind terribly  - sorry ladies!  They're quite a lovely bunch so hopefully this will just slide on by under their noses.....

Still loving Clockworks.  I think I might try and bust out a few cards with this set today.  Tomorrow is the last day of holidays before I go back to work and it will be my only day alone for the past 2 weeks.  Looking forward to putting my head down and getting inky!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hand Stamped Sentiments #150

Sooo, looks like I haven't blogged in over a month.  I was thinking about it, so does that count?  No, I don't think it does.

However, today I finally sat down and took time to take a picture of something that I made.  Again, Hand Stamped Sentiments had a lovely colour challenge to work with.  It's the same palette that you can find on one of the new DSPs in the new catalogue.

Pool Party and Primrose Petals are both fairly gentle colours and the black makes them really pop.  A little background embossing adds a gentle girly element, and you can't go wrong with butterflies!