Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Perfect timing for a colour challenge!

  • Here I was thinking I needing to get on and make something!
  • I needed some Thank you cards so they were at the top of the list.
  • Bridie fell asleep on the way to collect the boys, (a quiet afternoon, but we will be regretting that tonight, big time!)
  • Kristina had a new colour challenge up.

Like I said - perfect timing!

So here was my effort. A simple little card using the very lovely Eastern Blooms stamp set.

I used markers to put the different colours straight on to the stamp. This is a great way to use multiple colours on a stamp, or to ink up just select portions of a stamp. Best of all, we can now buy the Stampin' Write Markers individually, so you just need to get your most favourite colours!

I inked up the different parts of the stamp using rose red, chocolate chip, and more mustard markers, then stamped off on some spare white card and set it aside for another day. I don't want to waste it after all! I then reinked select flowers, and stamped on my project. This meant that some flowers (the reinked ones) were darker than others, which had already been stamped off once.

A 'thank you' from the short and sweet stamp set, and some earth elements brads (mustard) and it was time for Bridie to wake up. And homework to be done. And dinner to prepare.....

Perfect timing really is short and sweet!


  1. Very pretty and I like your tutorial!

  2. Simple and elegant. Way to go with the color challenge!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  3. That is one of my favorite techniques...and one of my favorite stamps! I'll definitely be back!! :)

  4. One of my favourite sets - love the simplicity - you let the colours do the work - goegeous!

  5. Hi there Tracee great card it really pops off the page great to see you here in the challenge too c ya later

  6. Pretty card, love that stamp!

  7. hi Tracee cool banner by the way and a very awesome card too!

  8. I love the varying shades of the flowers. TFS, Amy.

  9. So pretty! Love the little flowers!

  10. Definitely so elegant .Beautiful.