Monday, October 20, 2008

Regional swaps...

...are finally done. I have to say, I think I really need Regionals to get some stamping mojo back, because I have been in a stamping slump lately. Every morning I get up with the full intention of just sitting down and creating something, and every day I get sidetracked by, what is it? Oh yeah, LIFE!!!
It seems like I have been playing catch up for far too long and I have been kind of blocked creatively. So, here are the details on this card:
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Hawaii Papaya DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Pencils, dimensionals
I think the only change I am going to make is once I ink up the stamp in the tangerine I am going to go over the stems in Chocolate Chip marker to bring them out a bit more. I used a technique that I saw Lydia do where after I stamped the image I went over a few spots on each daisy with a watercolor pencil to add a little more shadowing to it, then I blended it out a bit with a blender pen.
Let me know what you think about it. I still haven't settled that this is "the one" and am planning (really, truly I am) on getting in some stamp time today. In fact, I have a piece of cake with Little Miss' name on it that is worth at least 30 minutes of stamping time. Yes, I just said I am going to bribe my 4-year old with cake. Don't judge me. Tell me you have never "paid off" someone so you could play with your inks. Yeah...that's what I thought.
OK, off to the table. I hope everyone has a great day, and until next time, Happy Stamping!


Lydia said...

HAHAHA! no judging here! i bought my husband a truck in exchange for a kitten, so I get it!!!

I love your card - it's beautiful.

Alaska Steve said...

Amazing work, I have some friends that are stampers and you are on a whole different level! I've been dabbling in block printing and make Christmas cards each year but you are a true talent. Thanks for stopping by keep exploring your passions - Steve