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.

4 comments:

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!

XOXOXO

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!!
Maureen


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