Well, I'm about to change that........drum roll please because I'm challenging myself to get out of my funk, throw off my gloom, grab some ink and stamps and jump back into the stamping world with both feet. How about you, are you with me?
If you asked me what brought about this change in purpose or enthusiasm, I would have to say it was seeing Kath's Colour Challenge WWC63 on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge site this week. Looking at this fabulous colour combo was just the push I needed to get going (along with some gentle prodding by Heidi Weaver). This colour combo makes me feel both calm and happy and that means I'm in a good space.
How about you, how are you affected by colour? I'd love to hear what combinations warm your heart or whatever emotion they bring to you.
Here's the challenge:
Here's My Card:
I actually loved making this card so much that I decided to make a set of them and a holder so I could give it away as a gift. Here's the rest of the ensemble:
|This is a folder I made to hold the 5 gift cards and envelopes made with 3 x 5 note cards. The base is Blushing Bride followed by layers of Watermelon and Pear Pizzazz card stock.|
|The So Saffron layer was embossed with the Lovely Lacey EF and I used another piece of So Saffron to frame the Whisper White layer which was adhered with dimensionals. The ribbon is Pear Pizzazz.|
|This is the inside of the card holder. It holds five envelopes and 5 note cards with ease.|
|Although the stamped layer is exactly the same for each of the five note cards, I chose to mount the stamped layer on coloured card stock before adhering to the note card. There are 2 each of Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron.|
|In this picture you can see the five cards and one of the matching envelopes.|
Card Stock: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Blushing Bride
Ink: So Saffron, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers: So Saffron, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms
Accessories: Big Shot, Trimmer, Lovely and Lacey Embossing Folder, Sequins
Dimensionals, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Blender Pen, Tom Bow Glue , Note Cards and Envelopes
|Birthday Blooms is only available in the Occasions Spring catalogue until May 31st, 2016.|
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot
Just a note to say that I was thrilled to hear that I "Rocked the Watercooler" and was the winner of this week's colour challenge. Thanks to everyone who nominated me and a special congrats to Julie Gearinger and Heather Hopson who were honourable mentions with their stunning cards.