A little over 2 years ago, when I reentered the stamping world after an almost 10 year leave, I joined Splitcoaststampers and put my first card on the internet on January 1, 2010....that was a HUGE deal for me!! I got involved in all the various challenges there, but it wasn't too long before several things happened. Among those being, I found I was really intimidated by color challenges and inspiration challenges. I did the clean and simple and sketch challenges, but left the color and inspiration challenges for others to attempt!! Why do I tell you all this???? This year, my resolution in the area of stamping is go back to those places of difficulty that I ran from and still tend to run from, and challenge myself to grow in the area of multi color and inspiration challenges!! I have begun joining challenges with more of those flavors, and it is still a little hard for me, but NOW it doesn't seem nearly so impossible
to create! I decided after seeing the pictures on a whole bunch of blogs, to join The Play Date Cafe Challenge
...a color WITH
inspiration challenge...talk about challenge...lol!!! I used Mellow Moss, Calypso Coral (the closest orange I had to Orangesicle)and Bashful blue...
I am loving the morning light in my kitchen window for picture taking...
I used a Papertrey Ink set Background Basics:Circles and a little sentiment set from Hero Arts (Just Wanted CL175).
I stamped the sentiment, then stamped the circles on either side...an easy stamp...just make sure to use a gridded block to help with straightness. I colored with markers, and decided to try dotting with Glossy Accents to give the circles some dimension and texture. I think it darkened the colors a bit, but also intensified the colors, if that makes sense. Here's a close up to show you what it looks like:
Thanks for bearing with my ramblings, today...Hope you have a wonderful day!!
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