Inspiration Blooms

Friday, April 17, 2015

For Baby!

I always seem to run low in the baby card category....so it was time to make a few.  This adorable dress is a fun one to color.  I did it up in blues this time and then found a little scrap in my bin that went nicely!

This is an old SU! image, I believe...colored it up and found another pretty scrap to make a simple baby card.  Both can per personalized or have a sentiment added as the need arises.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Leavin' A Bit More Sparkle...

....mmmm, yeah.  I saw this month's stamp set with the Good Times to Follow Kit and instantly saw a shaker window with the cameo stamp included in the Vintage Findings set!  There was no glitter or acetate in this month's kit, but I know a good place to get you some!!

I stamped the cameo on the Sugar Wafer cardstock and the cut out the center of the image leaving a narrow black border around the edge.  I then attached a scrap of acetate to the back of the frame with Scor-Tape.  Next I stamped the chandelier on the light pink cardstock oval that I had trimmed down to size.  Next I framed the back of the window with foam tape and added a little bit of Diamond Clear Cool Highlight You're So Fine Glitter.  I could have added a little less, but glitter is good, right?

I hand stitched the border of my designer paper before layering it on a coordinating piece of designer paper.  A pretty bow on the card and then attached my shaker box with Scor-tape as well.

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card as shown.  I love the enamel dots for a few pops of fun.

Supplies:
 Stamps, paper, ribbon, enamel dots: Good Times to Follow Kit
Scor-Tape
You're So Fine Glitter
Foam tape

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Just One More...

 ...color scheme to play with.  I am off on a new project, but I thought I would share these as it is always intriguing to me how changing a few colors change the whole feel of the card. 
This is the same Fred, She Said butterfly (Flutterbys for your Flowers) doodled in two different ways and colored similarily.
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Once I Get Started....

...it's so hard to stop!!!  I was working on the Doodle Stamps and then I saw this digital image from Fred She Said Digital Designs, and thought, why not?  The style of image is similar, so I doodled it up too!!

Image is colored with 3 values of color with Copic markers.  The sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Stampendous,  I doodled a bit around the blue panel to coordinate with my image.

The sequins?  My daughter pulled off of some skirt or other....I find them laying around the house and what to do but save them for a card! ....yep, I'm *that* stamper!!    Have a happy week!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Doodle Stamps!

Today I am sharing some cards I made with some new Doodle Stamps by Leane Creatief BV that I picked up recently at The Stamp Shoppe.  I was there to teach a Zentangle-inspired workshop, and just had to give these new doodle stamps a go.  You can, of course, just stamp and color the images as usual, but I decided to give them a go with the doodling and color!  I used three tonal values of each color for a great pop of color.
 Oh, and I had to do the butterfly twice just because it was so stinkin' fun!
There are several designs of these stamps in the shop, but I chose this simple thanks for my second image.  I kept the colors similar, but just love how these turned out!

What do you think?  Have you seen these before? 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Graphic Flower Three Ways


You may have see my GG0209 Graphic Flower card a few weeks ago.  This image is so fun to play with.  I was stamping with Heidi the other day and she colored her flower in this style with Copic markers, so I decided it was CASE-worthy!

You saw this card the other day...but I improved on it a bit by glittering the hearts and tangling on the ladybug from the D011 Dragonfly die.  How stinking cute did that turn out?!

This card uses Heidi's color combination.  My challenge to you....sit down and take one stamp and create 3 or more cards that look totally different!  So fun!

~michelle

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Out of The Box Creations

I have a few cards to share with you today from the latest Prickley Pear release.  This card features HH0175 Pond of Ducklings and CLR033C Flourished Oval Sentiments set.  I colored the image with Copic markers and then used the Out Of The Box Technique to cut away much of the white space around the image so more of the embossed background could show.

I used basically the same layout and technique on this card, but changing the image and the papers up gives it a totally different feel.  This card features the HH0176 Singing Bluebirds and DD0226 A Little Bird Stacked image.

Hope you had a great week!
~michelle