Julee Tilman, has presented some WONDERFUL challenges this week!
First of all on her blog is the Mojo Madness #32 CONTEST. I have to tell you--I STINK at contests. The just suck the inspiration and creativity right out of my brain. But on the other hand--If I just tell myself, "Jules, it is JUST a SKETCH!!" Perhaps I can actually finish it (an NOT have it look like my 4 yr old did it).
THEN, on the Verve Visual Blog is an "Vervalicious" (her word not mine--but I like it) inspiration challenge (also a contest). Well, are these pillows not absolutely gorgeous??
I just love the colors, and the patterns. So I figure, lets combine them, and if I do a card that looks like I used crayons and stickers, then I will have only wasted the time and materials for one card than two. RIGHT??
I pulled out my Verve Visual Wild Thing set (I got it after Valentine's Day--so most of the stamps have never been inked). Please understand--I was a Rubber Snob--I went kicking and screaming to the Photopolymer side of stamping. And now--I am a convert!!!
I loved being able to line up these images by seeing through the block and the stamp! HOW FUN IS THAT!!
I am fairly happy with how the card turned out. I am REALLY happy with this color combo!! Don't they look great together??
Anyway--thanks Julee for the sketch and the inspiration--I WOULDN'T have done it without you!!
- Stamps: Wild Thing (Verve Visual); Fern Leaf Tooled Leather (Starving Artistamps);
- Inks: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal (SU! Craft), Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard (SU! Classic), Yellow Ochre (Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink)
- Paper: White, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, So Saffron, Night of Navy;
- Accessories: Punch, pearlescent paint