Hi there and Happy Saturday! It's also the kick-off to Labor Day weekend here in the US, so that is pretty exciting. I'm SO ready for a relaxing weekend here in the Texas heat before a busy week of traveling. It's time for another fun and fabulous challenge over at Our Creative Corner. This week, Holly Kean is our lovely hostess and this is what she has for us:
"I'm inviting you to dig up your patterned papers and get inky by stamping right on them to create something totally new and different. Imagine the dramatic background a simple damask stamp on a striped designer paper could create! Or grab a cute image stamp and your favorite patterned paper to make a never-been-seen-before focal point for your card!"
I picked my paper and my stamps...and then...I was STUCK! Ugh! I hate when that happens. So, I decided to turn to some inspiration from the ColourQ to put it all together. Whew! This week marks their 100th challenge and they have teamed up with this sweet sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping:
The second part of their challenge is to use a favorite color combo from their archives. I LOVED this mix when I first saw it and regretted never playing along. I pulled out the colors for today's card and was ready to go! I mean, SERIOUSLY...how adorable is that scarf in the inspiration photo?! If THAT doesn't get the mojo workin', I don't know what will! (I only wish it got cold enough down here in Texas to actually WEAR a cute scarf like this!)
I added a few layered flowers (because I was still thinking about that gorgeous scarf!) and embossed the sentiment. Finally, I added some pearls to the layered flowers and the punched trim...why NOT? I followed the sketch but NOT the whole "clean and simple" thing...I need to learn how to use LESS in the layer department.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit Our Creative Corner to see what the rest of the lovely ladies on the Design Team have created this week. SO many beautiful designs!! You will NOT be disappointed. We sure hope you will join us and play along.
Have a HAPPY day today! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List-
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: First Edition Specialty, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink and Crumb Cake Classic ink (for sponging)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border punch, Boho Blssoms punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, Word Window punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Basic Black 1/4" Taffeta ribbon (although it actually looks more gray then black), Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Black Embossing powder Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals