Sunday, March 9, 2014

Be Inspired!

I swear I wanted to be out of the scrapbooking room today.  I was there all day yesterday finishing some committed work for publications and today I was supposed not to even look at that room.  But the Unity Stamp Co Be Inspired challenge has been talking to me...  A hobby can become addictive and we have to be careful to maintain the balance in our lives...  This is why I always follow my heart and do what I love... but also watch out... If this becomes stressful at some point without control, then it has finished its purpose as a hobby, which is relaxation and provide room for creativity.  Anyway, I decided to made a card for the challenge because I don't have any stress at all.  LOL!

I used this kit I have acquired recently but had not used it yet.  Eeeek... Have some stamps in that position right now.  I try to use them all at least once.. or twice...  There are stamps I use all over again and there are some I use once and that's it.  Does that happen to you?

The kit is called "pocket full of posies" and it is from Simple Stories edition with Unity.  I chose to follow the colors of the challenge. You can see them HERE.

I stamped the pocket in a jeans-like paper and cut it separately from the flowers.  THen I stamped the flowers in different colors and cut for paper piecing.  I also added glossy accents, glitter and pearls to some of the flowers for some touch.

Stamped the sentiment in vellum and arranged with ribbon, patterned paper and cardstocks.

Love the final results.  The good thing about challenges is that you end up using materials or color combinations you probably don't think of, either because of your preferences or style.  So the challenges stretch you to do different things.

Have a great Sunday.  Please leave your love in your messages... Love to read them.


1 comment:

scrapclose2theheart said...

The final results are great. I actually thought that you cut out a pair of jeans for the pocket. Hugs~Patti