Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Forced Card



I'm still in my creative funk, but made myself stamp something tonight.  Susan's OLW7 challenge this week was really a test for me.  I almost never use all those little stamps that come in sets.  I'm all about the main image and coloring, so it was really a challenge for me to use an accessory stamp as my focal point.  The challenge was repetition, and although I could have stamped a main flower image repeatedly (tried it and it didn't work), I went for the little stamp.


Even though this was forced, I like the way it turned out.  I used the CM curvy cutter thingy as a template and drew a light pencil line where I wanted the images to go.  Then I curved the sentiment on my stamping block to match.  I added a little Sakura gelly roll pen for a little sparkle.

Supplies used:
Stamps - hello again, Inkadinkado sentiment
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - regal rose, Pacific point, summer sun, wasabi, Memento black
Accessories - Sakura gelly roll pen (clear star), CM curvy cutter thingy

Can you believe I didn't use my SAMJ?  I can't remember the last time I didn't use it!

This was truly a challenge for me, and now I must go to bed before my head explodes from thinking too much!

K

14 comments:

Ardyth said...

I would say you succeeded at the challenge immensely - this is fun and eyecatching. I saw it on Susan's blog and immediately cam to yours! Your blog is now on my faves list!

Susie said...

I think you did a beautiful job on this.

torico said...

Such a cute card! Love the colors you've used.

Susan said...

I love it! So fun and colorful!!

Susan Raihala said...

This doesn't look forced at all...it looks FUN! FREE! HAPPY! Love the curves and the colors and the touch of stardust for a little something extra!

jimlynn said...

I LOVE how it turned out! Just wonderful.

Dallas said...

Your card turned out beautifully! Fun and colourful :o)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love it, great use of colors!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi sweet K. It is adorable!!! Love the sweet colors. Makes me smile. Reminds me of playing jacks as a kid.

Antje said...

Great card, I love the simplicity and how you made the curves! TFS

Alanna Harris said...

what a lovely card...love your curvy colourful line!!

Glittered Paws said...

Your card was the first one that caught my eye - love the curve and the variety of colors are great. Great job.

Glittered Paws said...

Well - no wonder it caught my eye - went back up and read your profile and find that we are both RN's - I knew there was a reason.

Ayana Posadas said...

Cute card! :)
It definitely doesn't look "forced".