What a fast-paced, filled-with-a-whole-lot-of-stuff two weeks I've had...and the next two are looking to be the same! I'm ping-ponging all over the place: heading to Edmonton for bike races this weekend; bringing mom home for a visit (yayyyy!); then returning to the city on Wednesday, so my husband can tackle his officiating duties with Tour of Alberta pro bike race. Between now and Labour Day long weekend, we'll be home for only three nights! It's all wonderful...but I'm realizing I need a planner! Not the paper/journal type one; rather, someone to get me organized! Sheesh!
Anyway, welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #142~Designer's Choice. Our own Nonni is the designer making the choice and here's her selection:
Cool, right? A chance to dive into those products we've stashed away and give them some TLC!
Joining the team today is our uber-talented guest designer, Shirley; she makes *the* most incredible cards, in any and all styles, and her work with distress inks is pure magic! Added to that: she has her own line of stamps - The Bee’s Knees - sold through STAMPlorations. Remarkable, right? Right! Thrilled you've joined us for this challenge! My teammates are mighty remarkable, too; please check out their cards and leave them some love that I know they'll appreciate deeply:
My *oldie, but goodie* is a stamp/die combination that's been part of my collection from my early crafting days: Uniko Studio's Beautiful Blooms 1. I loved it when I first received it and I still love it now!
Confession: oldie paired with some 'newies' here, all from Uniko (All Occasion Sentiments 6 and Background Blocks Halftone); hopefully my teammates won't mind a bit of rule-bending.
Here's my first card; had some fun stamping with two inks, then popping it up against the halftone dots.
My bloom felt rejuvenated, so we had another play. Hard to see but I added shadows with prismacolour pencils. I die cut an opening for the bloom in the panel, set the coloured bloom inside, stamped the Thanks, then added the coloured bloom, slightly popped up, to give the card a bit of dimension.
Turning the stage over to you...I'm excited to see what
*Oldies, but Goodies*
you'll be sharing in the gallery!
Thank you for dropping in; your visit brightened my day!