Thursday, July 3, 2008

Getting Out of the Blahs

Good Morning Everyone!

So I was just kinda hanging out yesterday, debating with myself whether or not I wanted to do some stamping or not. Well, that should have been my first clue. If you are a stamper that loves to stamp and you have to think whether or not you want to stamp, then that is definite cause for a moment to pause and think. I wanted to; but I just felt completely uninspired and unmotivated. I realized also that the type of inspiration I was looking for was not going to come from blog hopping or gallery surfing. To be sure, there are great examples and inspiration out there; but it just wasn't what I was looking for. Finally at about 7:00 last night I realized that I was suffering from a case of the stamping blahs. I needed to try some new techniques, at least new to me. So I roamed around the SCS resources page and found the information on Stamping with Bleach. Simple, easy and different...that's what I was looking for and before I knew it I had a plan for a card and off I went.
The card today is a combination of both the color challenges and sketch challenges for SCS this week. The background behind the Pomegranate is a coffee filter which I pressed into a Garden Green and Purely Pomegrante ink pad, sprayed with water, crumbled and then flattened to dry. I used Polka Dots and Paisley background stamp and used the bleaching technique on the Pomegranate piece. The Kitty is from the Penny Black Critters Set. A couple of eyelets and a piece of ribbon and I was done. It was easy enough; but still has that "different" kind of look I was going for. So, I hope you all like it.
So, if you are in a rut or have the stamping blahs, try a cool technique, something you haven't done before and you'll soon find you are cured.
Have a great day and as always, thanks for visiting with me.


bensarmom said...

This is just an adorable image. Love what you've done with the layout too.

Lorraine said...

love the background on this. great colors!
i don't know if you can burn a cd off the player, but i'll ask my computer savy teenagers. I'm sure they will know!

Kathleen Summers said...

Fun technique and I like the way you colored that cute kitty stamp. Nice job!


Maureen said...

great card! I like how you put all those ideas together and the image is adorable too! I have been messing around with some new techniques and it really does increase the mojo!!

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