Sunday, June 24, 2007
A challenging weekend
I spent Friday night at the last of three farewell parties for coworkers last week. It was a fun gathering, but I think I've had enough of those for awhile. So today I ran some errands, got my hair cut, and stopped at the local stamp store (LSS) that is going out of business. They have the whole store 2o percent off, and some things are marked down even further. One of the things I picked up was a package of pre-cut Judikins window sheet transparencies. I decided to use one on this week's inspiration challenge. The inspiration piece was an abstract piece of art and I pulled the colors, the swirls and the circle from it. I used Ranger alcohol inks and dabbed them on the transparency, then stamped the sentiment in black Stazon. I cut the window out using my Creative Memories circle cutters. On the inside, I stamped and colored the image from Artfully Asian. I think maybe it would have looked better if I hadn't colored the image, but what can you do? I've found in stamping, I'm not a perfectionist! The front of the card also uses the small swirls from Stars and Swirls, and is finished off with some bits of stitched ribbon in cranberry and violet.
The second challenge card of the weekend is for the featured stamper challenge. This week's featured stamper is Cambria, and I chose this card to work from. For my version of the card, I changed the size to 4.25 square, changed the colors, and the image, but still went with the same idea. The ice cream is covered in liquid applique, then I gently sponged on some sage shadow ink to make it look minty. The cherry has a touch of crystal effects.
I hope to stamp some more tomorrow, I still have a few new things to play with! Have a great weekend.