Friday, May 14, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #13 - April Showers bring May Flowers

The challenge for May at Clearly I Stamp Blog is April Showers bring May Flowers. Since I only have a few of Lori's flower stamps, I called my buddy, old pal, Stamp Katie who is on Lori's Design team and said hey, can I borrow this stamp? And she did (ok, I watch her twins on Wednesday afternoons so it was Wed. am!!) She brought me the set Bless My Bloomers. Since I am loving the paper from CTMH and it was out from my previous card, I used the Tickled Pink set of papers. I love the Bless my Bloomers set and I may have to get it for myself, but for now here is the card I made!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Technique

At the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog the challenge was to include a technique that you can tell about,so. . . I did 2nd generation stamping and sponging on my card. I love this set of papers and stamps from last year called Tickled Pink. The centers of the two larger flowers I tapped the stamp in the ink then stamped off some of the ink onto scrap paper and then stamped the middle of the flower, then stamped the middle with a different stamp with full ink. The medium flower, I lightly sponged blush ink on it with the sponge tool after stamping the main image in Hollyhock ink. All papers are from CTMH and I used Crystal Blue, Sweet leaf, Hollyhock, Blush and twilight Inks. The two leaves on the right and the larger flowers are popped up with pop dots. This is my first time playing along with this challenge.