Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Born to Love Volcanoes

I haven't made a thing all weekend, so I decided to have extra fun today and make a mess! I pulled out my chalk inks, the For Every Woman stamp set from SP & Company, and tried my hand at the Stamp Kissing technique as suggested by this week's Stampin' With Sami (SWS) Challenge (complete with video tutorial). I really like this technique, but I don't have many solid stamps...so sorry Sami but I mixed in a Hero Arts stamp! I picked up this neat "faded background" wood-mounted stamp at my favorite rummage sale, and it added really cool color effect. I used this technique to make the butterflies (from a SU! punch): I stamped the daisy in a darker purple onto the lighter purple of the background stamp and then stamped that onto a light blue paper.

I didn't get a chance to enter last week's SWS Challenge, which introduced me to the Rock and Roll technique, so I tried that on this card with the sentiment and big flower. I colored the big flower with a mix of light blue and lavender Copics.

The circle were cut/embossed in my BigShot with a Spellbinders die, and then I embossed the background with my favorite Sizzix texture folder. I ink-distressed teh embossed pieces with the same chalk inks I used for the butterflies. I wanted a lot of coverage, so I took the actual pink pad piece to the paper, getting myself quite chalky! If that wasn't messy enough, I really saturated the ribbon with Tattered Angels glimmer mist, but got my fingers in the way and ended up having a sparkly orange streak for the rest of the afternoon...took a good amount of scrubbing to get it all off!

Then, just for a little something extra, I added some stitching, using a lavender rope that I've had...oh, years!

Critter Sketch Challenge #101
Many, many thanks to the following for the inspiration; I had great fun making this, and I'm pleased with the result:
Critter Sketch Challenge #101: Color/Photo Inspiration (right)
Stampin' With Sami Challenge #6: Stamp Kissing Technique using SP & Company stamps

Update: This card won the Stampin' With Sami Challenge #6; granted, I was the only one who entered, but they offered me a GDT spot anyway, so it counts! Thanks Sami and all!


  1. oh its really match with the sky, what an idea cg always love to see your work.

  2. CG, background is beautiful. and love the coloring on the flower.. orange color lacy thing a bit doubtful on purple... but rest of the combo is fab...

    by the way long pending qyestion, what ur name @CG??

  3. I love how you used all of the colors from the inspiration picture. Where did you get the orange lace? Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenge.

  4. Beautifully blended color pallette, and your layout design is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch. Hope to see you again!

  5. That is a very cool effect! Thanks so much for Stamping with Sami this week!

  6. This is so pretty!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week!!

  7. Wow, I love your take on our challenge, your colours are amazing & I love that background! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch this week :)

  8. I'm glad you joined the SWS challenge! I love how you used both techniques on the same card! Great job!

  9. Great-looking background! Great job with the kissing technique and cool idea for the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at SFYTT this month!


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