Nearly a month has passed since I played with a challenge, and whoa…out of practice!! With all the learning and inspiration from Summer Card Camp, you’d think I’d be flying high with a new bag of tricks, new designs, new interpretations. “Ha!” I say. Big Ha! Nope. I’m still puttering as I did before, because I think I need some ‘processing’ time for all the lessons and techniques to penetrate into my creative psyche. Ideas I have…but the ‘how to’ still needs some mulling. Perhaps, like fine wine needs to age, so too does my thinking before doing. Anyway…
Today, two cards for three challenges, and I’m pairing them up because they feature predominately Paper Smooches products.
First up is my card for Paper Smooches SPARKS: PicturePerfect Challenge.
Logically, I should be creating ‘water’ or ‘sunset’ themed images ("picture perfect" being the operative phrase), but…nope. In Summer Camp, the talented Kelly Rasmussen designed a subway-inspired card, with a series of “you” connected sentiments. I decided to give this technique a whirl – with some masking to create words involved as well - selecting sentiments from my collection of PS stamps (I think I used four or five, including a Christmas set), and my colours from those in the photo: pink, red, yellow, orange and a bit of blue (water…blue, right?). The resulting card may ‘look’ simplistic, but trust me: much time invested! In real life, it’s kind of cool…Oh yes, since masking was part of my production, I’m also adding it to the ever-creative Savannah’s challenge at the Do More With Less site. Head on over for details - and be sure to join in!!
Here it is, my 'attempt' at a subway-inspired card:
(I'm a little bummed that my orange ink didn't turn our better, esp. since its new. Grrr...)
I really like the 'concept' of this card, and will definitely make a return to this technique; some small note cards are coming to mind....
My second card – again with PS stamps - Calico - as the headliner – is for Freshly Made Sketches #96
. Love making tags…just need to get back in practice!
There...a small 'come back'...
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