Saturday, August 1, 2015

I think I am addicted!

So, yes... I am addicted to stamps.  I really love to use lots of techniques and want to keep learning, but have to admit stamps are so cool, aren't they?

Anyways, today I'm sharing a card, just because I made it.  No particular reason. Just sharing.  

This brings to my mind a reminder of a fact that we learn by sharing.  I've always said that because those who think know more than others and are afraid to share because they want to keep knowledge to themselves, end up bad.  I've seen it through my whole life.  But apart from that profound message (LOL) I really think that sharing our projects and viewing others is where inspiration resides.  We always learn from each other.  It might be simple and bland to some, but interesting and new to other some.  

So this is a card I made.  I love it. :)


I started with an orange base which I sprayed a little on the borders for an irregular color background.


Then I placed a piece of patterned paper which I distressed a little.


Place this tag with dimensional adhesives.  I made the tag by cuting the shape on patterned paper, stamping the image on it and coloring directly to the patterned paper.  Really.  On purpose.  I knew the dots wouldn't be covered. Why would I want to cover those beautiful dots?  We always think the stamped and colored images have to sharp and clean and over white and beautifully painted.  And that's cool, but sometimes I just want my image over a colorful background and more.


Then I added a bow.


And then, I stamped a sentiment with stazon ink over a piece of acetate.  I wanted to include the message over the image but not stamping it over the image directly.  This looks subtle, like it was delicately said or whispered to the girl in the image.


And this is it.  You like it?


I'm sharing this with Addicted to Stamps Challenge blog for the challenge #155.  They have a photo inspiration for the challenge and I loved the color combo, and that's what I've got inspired from.  You can see it HERE.
I will also share on next Friday's Unity Friends with Flair linky.  So leave a message for a chance to win with Unity Stamp Co.

See ya' later.


12 comments:

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Thank you so much for your participation into the ATSM Challenge. We are so happy to hear that you liked the colours of the photo inspiration. You have translated them so well into your nice card. We hope to see you again over at the ATSM Blog. Kind regards from stempelfrida
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I think you card is absolutely gorgeous - it's a winner!

Shelly Bowe said...

I love that you stamped and colored on the patterned paper! Wonderful card!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous fab colours and background.xxx

Michele Henderson said...

I love the pretty color combination! Very pretty card!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card. STAMPS are a great creative tool. I am also an Unity Stamp Addict. But I don't drink or smoke so this is a good addiction.

Dianne Beans said...

Very pretty card! I agree with you all the way. It is so much fun to share our projects and learn from each other.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Isn't it awesome how it all comes together. Lovely card!

Sweet April said...

.Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card.It's full of color,ideas and creativity.Besides your techniques are so awesome and fabulous.

Cynthia said...

Great colors & technique, Myra.

Dawn Fields said...

This is lovely!

Brandi R said...

Lovely and super sweet! Love it ♥