Been on a bit of a card making frenzy the last few days. I've been participating in the downline challenges on my team forum which is always lots of fun. It's always good to move outside your comfort zone don't you think? Before I did though, I also made this card which is very 'me' in colour and design. I have a real thing for Petal Prints at the moment.
This uses the following Stampin' up! products Brocade Background Designer Series Paper, and the coordinating colours of Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and Bravo Burgundy. I have used my oval Nestabilities to make the centre oval.
This was one of the colour cahllenges set by the lovely Tanja. I had to use Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate and River Rock. It was a real challenge, but I do think the colours work in the end.
The Stampin' Up! stamps used in this one were Fun and Fast Notes, Priceless. Linen Background, Occasional Greetings and Boho Backgrounds.
Our stamp set challenge for this month was Tart and Tangy.These cards were cased from a couple of gorgeous cards I found on Splitcoast (this lovely card by HPstamper, and this one by splicedcentrestamp). I changed the colours slightly but that's about all. The colours are Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Kraft. The greeting is from Short and Sweet.
Finally this one was for our team technique challenge. This months technique was Kissing (the stamping variety that is!). This is a simple and fun technique where you ink up a background or patterned stamp and then press a solid stamp into it, before stamping the solid stamp onto cardstock.
In this card I wanted a really bold effect, so I used my Stampin' Write Marker (Pink Passion) to colour the background stamp (just needed a small portion coloured). I also stamped the elephant onto Glossy White Cardstock, which also gives a bolder image. The other colours I have used are Certainly Celery and Pixie Pink.
The lovely Linda Langes has honoured me with this 'I Love Your Blog' award! Thanks Linda, I love your blog too. Linda is a lovely demo in NSW sho I have found to be such a lovely person and a talented scrapbooker and stamper. You must check out her blog.
The deal is I need to tell you about 7 blogs that I also love, which is a hard ask because I love so many. Besides Linda and my own lovely team (who you can find in my sidebar), these are the ones I find myself going back to again and again for the inspiration and smiles.
Ali Edwards - I love Ali's philosophy about scrapbooking, the way she doesn't over-embellish her pages and because she really journals - lots and lots of real life stories, not just pretty pictures.
Beate - As well as being an amazing papercrafter, Beate inspires me with her willingness to so openly share her techniques, sketches and ideas.
Kelly Lunceford - I just love her style. Kelly was one of the first stampers that caught my eye when I happened across Splitcoast Stampers all those months ago.
Marelle Taylor - Again, not just an amazing papercrafter but a really nice person who openly shares and supports other demonstrators.
Makeesha Byl - because I am in awe of her ability to make 5 different versions of 1 card when she has 4 kids! Plus they all turn out beautifully.
Ingvild Bolme - Her shabby chic scrapbooking style has to be seen to be believed.
Cathy Zieleske - The queen of clean and simple scrapbooking.
Have fun checking out my favourite blogs, and thanks again to Linda for the acknowledgment of mine. Off to play with the boys on this wet and windy Melbourne afternoon.