Saturday, April 24, 2010

Clean & Simple #87

And clean & simple it is. How quick is it to make a card? This has been made from scraps and I am surprised at how well it turned out. Here is the sketch from clean & simple
And here is my take on it
Card stock: Whisper white, rich razzleberry, old olive, cottage window designer series paper
Ink: Rich razzleberry
Stamp sets: Think happy thoughts and whimsical words
So so easy

Humidity, humidity, humidity

Well, it has been a really humid day here in Cairns. The journal articles that I am meant to be reading for my doctorate feel all damp and now when I go to stamp, my cardstock is all soggy. This means that you dont get the nice crisp images (hence stamps having a blotchy look). It is so humid today I have actually turned on the air con which is unusual for this time of year.

So my method of procrastination today was Keesha's challenge. Thinking that a card would be too quick (and then I would have to study again) I went for something a little 3D. Keesha's challenge this week was a colour challenge. I have never done a 3D thing like this. They are quite fiddly. Here are the colours:
And here is the creation. A little box. I am not sure I have used the right blue as it has come out of the scrap bag but I know the rest of the colours are right.
The stamp set is cottage garden from the autumn/winter mini. The 'for you' is from vintage labels. It is funny how you look at a stamp set in a catalogue and think 'yeah, I could do lots with that' and then when you get it, it seems a bit more difficult than you thought. That is my feeling towards the 'cottage garden' stamp set at the moment.
This is the back side of the box with a little tag. For a fiddly little creation I think it turned out quite well.
Maybe I should do some dusting. Its a bit embarrasing when you can see it in the photo. Perhaps that is what I will do next to procrastinate.
I have more of this weekends creations in the previous post (I have been procrastinating alot!).
Have a good weekend

I have been razzled

It has been a big week and the next couple are going to be even bigger. I have just recently got some new stuff and have been wanting to try them out but finding the time has been the challenge but finally I have got my stamping stuff out and given it a go, even if I have felt guilty for doing so when I know I have so much study to do before I go to Wagga NEXT WEEKEND! But the temptation got to me too much.

I think I have fallen in love with rich razzleberry. It goes so well with old olive. I have a wall in my bedroom painted in rich razzleberry (maybe more of a grape colour but similar). My first card is my attempt at two step stamping. You should have seen me twirling my stamp-a-majig around trying to work out which way to stamp. I got a few wrong before I got these four.
Cardstock: Old olive, rich razzleberry, soft suede and whisper white
Ink: Old olive and rich razzleberry
Stamp set: Cottage garden
Ribbon: Rich razzleberry grosgrain ribbon

Attempt number two was the two step stamping. I must remember to measure before cutting. My intention was for the main panel to be a bit shorter so that it didn't cover my hodgepodge but it didn't happen. I added some bling to give it just a bit more pop.
Cardstock: Old olive, melon mambo, soft suede, rich razzleberry and whisper white
Ink: Old olive, rich razzleberry
Stampset: Cottage garden, whimsical words
Ribbon: Old olive grosgrain ribbon

These two cards were the resurrection of a failed attempt at making tags and sort of happened at the end of the night when I found some scraps.
Cardstock: Old olive (of course), soft suede, melon mambo, rich razzleberry, cottage wall designer paper
Stampset: happy moments
Ink: Basic black

And because I really love the pocket silhouette stampset I thought I would give my new favourite colour combination a go. Again this was from the scrap heap. The card is not the conventional size.
Cardstock: Old olive, soft suede, rich razzleberry, whisper white
Stamp set: Pocket silhouettes
Ink: rich razzleberry
Ribbon: rich razzleberry grosgrain ribbon

Still not willing to give up the new colours, I carried on with another favourite stamp set and made this simplistic card.Card stock: soft suede, melon mambo
Stamp sets: Easter blooms and best yet
Ink: Rich razzleberry, basic black

I actually made two cards that were similar (not something I usually do!) but they are still slightly different.
Cardstock: Old olive, soft suede, rich razzleberry, whisper white, cottage wall designer paper
Stamp set: Pocket silhouettes, best yet
Ink: rich razzleberry
Ribbon: rich razzleberry grosgrain ribbon and whisper white taffeta
And just for something different (uggg!) I went back to my good old faithful colour combination. I also discovered I am down to my last piece of chocolate chip (how did that happen!). I was attempting to get a vintage look but think I missed the mark!
Cardstock: Creamy caramel, cameo coral, chocolate chip, whisper white and some designer paper that I dont know the name of.
Stampset: One of a kind
Ink: Chocolate chip and cameo coral
Ribbon: Choc chip satin ribbon
Other bits: Brass hodgepodge, button (button latte), hemp twine

And lucky last, another one from easter blooms. This one looks quite fresh in real life. Overcast days make it so hard to get good photos!
Cardstock: Old olive, rich razzleberry, melon mambo, whisper white, cottage wall designer paper.
Stamp set: Eastern blooms, best yet (friends)
Ink: rich razzleberry
Ribbon: rich razzleberry grosgrain ribbon
Buttons from button bouquet collection
Hope you have enjoyed my creations. There may be more this weekend. I haven't packed all my stamping stuff away yet.
Have a good weekend