It’s Inkspiration time and I am not going to miss this one. I have so much inspiration lying around me in the shape of brand new SU goodies that I have no excuse! lol!
Here’s this weeks sketch
I really like this sketch and found there was a lot of options with this design. So to help me along a little I pulled out what I find to be one of my most useful tools when I need a little push, the Colour Coach. I wanted to use a colour I have trouble using. The first one that came to mind was Always Artichoke. I checked the card out and saw a very interesting combo. Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Cajun Craze. So here is my result-
I really love the end result of this one. I played with my one of my newest SS, My Friend and my newest ribbon, Seam Binding. This stuff is great to tie bows with. So soft and pliable, you will be seeing me use this a lot.
I stamped the leaf image in second generation with both So Saffron and Cajun Craze then I stamped the “Hello” sentiment in Always Artichoke over the top.
Anyway, hop on over to the Inkspiration Challenge Blog to check out the rest of the DT’s designs and to submit your creation for all to share.
I have one more thing to share, it is a pic of my youngest dressed up in a dragon costume but for the purpose of his dress up theme of “Under the Sea” at Kindy he was the Lochness Monster! lol
I couldn’t help it! I just had to have a play with my stamps this arvy and to get my mojo flowing I went looking for a challenge, I didn’t have to go far …… Just Add Ink have a sketch challenge this week and it was so simple and easy…..well it looked that way at least! LOL! It took me a while to come up with something. Check out the sketch.
See pretty simple right?
Sorry about the photo! Quite bright isn’t it? But I’m sure you get the idea! Did you see the pretty Antique Brad? I am so in love with them! What do you think about my winking owl? Actually he looks a little sleepy! LOL!
ETA- I have changed the photo, so now no sunglasses shall be needed! LOL!
I’m so excited at the moment! I have improved my creative workspace in many ways and it all started when my printer crapped itself. I was so annoyed, because I had so much printing off to do. So on Monday I went to officeworks to get myself a new one. Big mistake!……..well for the bank account anyway! I will take some photos of my get up and post them tomorrow for you all!
But anyway onto this weeks challenge! It is a sketch, but as it is the last friday of the month that means one of the DT is hosting and it is Chantelle’s turn. Chantelle has also added her own twist to the challenge and it is to ADD POLKA DOTS !!!
So what do you think? I think I like it! I had a play with my new hostess set Apple Blossom. I love the little elements in this set. Lots of fun!
Stamp Set– Apple Blossoms
Cardstock– Naturals Ivory, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Ink– Rose Red, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi
The strip of Wild Wasabi CS has had the fibres pulled apart to give the suede effect and then I just screwed it up to distress it and then when I stuck it down I bunched it up to give the ruffled look! I like the effect and might do it some more.
I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by. There is only two weeks left of school and then the kids are home for holidays! I haven’t even started planning anything. How slack am I! But I do have this weeks Inkspiration challenge ready. Just in time actually! I tried starting last week but……..I had nothing, not a thing, my mind was blank…..believe me that is a common occurence! Last night I just pulled out some Baja Breeze CS and went from there. I have no idea how it came together but it did! LOL!
Okay now just between you and me I think my mojo has been stolen! I’m not naming names but I think you all know who it is!! I’m gonna sneak right up and when she’s not looking steal it back. LOL!
Seriously though I sort of do like it but I think I left too much white space. I should have done something there. I am happy with the BG though. I sponged some white craft ink on the Baja Breeze to create the effect of clouds and I punched out some circle and ovals to create the hills. I used Trio Flowers to create the shrub and trees. I then used my 1/16″ punch for the berries on the shrub. Isn’t it cute?!
Stamp Set– Sweet Centres, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock– Baja Breeze, Kraft, Old Olive and Melon Mambo
Ink– White Craft Ink, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Accessories– Sweet Treat Cups, Old Olive Brads, 1 3/4″ Circle punch, Wide Oval punch, 1/2″ Circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Oval punch, Dimensionals, Tic Tacs
The rest of the DT will have something fabulous to show you, so check them all out and leave some comment love!
I have decided this will be my weekend to create. I wonder how long it will last. LOL! Just Add Ink is a new blog started by some fabulous Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and have a DT to die for! They have a challenge each week. So far there has been a colour and a theme challenge. This time round it is a Sketch
This is the first challenge I have been able to take part in and I had fun. Without further ado……here is my submission-
I just had to play with some more of my new stamps. Can everyone also see I played with Cameo Coral? As you all know not one of my faves ……but alas it is growing on me. Well I hope you all like the Eye Candy and I’m off to play with some more challenges.
I am sooooooo tired today! I had a workshop last night. You may remember from my last post that we were doing a double 12 x 12 Scrapbook LO! I had heaps of fun and so did the girls. I was very impressed with their creativity. As all scrappers know, one LO may not suit another set of photos. You have to take into consideration theme, colours and position. So the girls last night changed the LO to suit their needs. Some of them had Christmas photos, others holiday shots and the rest had gorgeous photos of their children. I was very proud of them. They all did a fabulous job. But that doesn’t explain why I came home with aching muscles and sore feet. I think I must be doing a little too much lately and not getting enough rest. I will sure to be on to that this weekend. LOL!
Well now it is Sketch Challenge time! Have a look-see,
I originally thought of sweet treat cups. But alas I need to buy more. That means I am onto my fourth box since they became available to me……..I must like them! What do you reckon?!
But I did just receive a new order today and decided to use all my new goodies-
I’m loving the Good Neighbors set. I will be playing with that some more. I also bought for myself the Chit Chat rub ons and the Valet ribbons. OOoooohhhhh Choc Chip satin polka dot. My five favourite words. LOL!
Stamp Set- Good Neighbors
Cardstock- Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla
Ink– Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss
Accessories- Valet Ribbon, Linen Thread, Circle Scissors Plus, Chit Chat rub ons, 1 3/4″ circle punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Vintage Brads, dimensionals and SAMJ