Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hey There Buds! CQC246 & TC9

Hey there, my Stampin' Buds! Wow, I feel like I've been in quite the stamping funk the last couple of weeks. No Mojo whatsoever! I've had lots of new products to play with lately, but it is taking me some time to get to know my new friends. Anyone else feel that way?

Well, yesterday's delivery of new toys including the Hey There Buds Stamp Set and Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder finally gave me some inspiration. That, plus the help of some motivating challenges sent me on my way...

Yum, yum... Love the colors at ColourQ this week! I don't own anything in the long retired Bordering Blue, so I substituted the new Lost Lagoon. It's a bit darker, but still in the same color family. I love Lesley's sketch at The Challenge this week! I love sketches that are simple and leave lots of room for interpretation. This one was perfect! 

This single stamp makes a statement all it's own! Love it! I colored it with markers and then "huffed" on it before stamping. I wanted to relocate the sentiment, so I inked that up separately on Crumb Cake Card Stock and embossed with White Embossing Powder. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Hey There Buds
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Taffy
Ink Pads: Versamark
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon
Tools: Big Shot, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Brights Buttons, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs!


Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, I love this stamp. You did a great job with the colors too. Great card. The ribbon and button looks so good! :)

Lesley said...

Wow, this is very nice, Sandy! I love the neutral colours and the way you coloured the big image.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Oh WOW, I ADORE this card, the oversize DOTS, the lovely colors.... yummy, thank you Mr MOJO for coming back to Sandy!!!!! I love The Challenge sketches too, lots of room to play your way, so glad that you were inspired to join us!

laurie said...

Those are some fun what you came up with...perfect for the image!

Darnell said...

You came out of your funk big time with this sensational card, Sandy!! It's so perfect for these challenges, too!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Lori said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous! I love the flower image in these colors. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Jenny Engelke said...

So pretty Sandy! This seems like a challenging color combo and you nailed it! I do have to admit that I was not very smitten with the Bud image, but with the help of you and some others that I've seen, it's growing on me! I may have to break down and get it!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Sandy, your stamping is fabulous! Thanks for joining in the cun at the colourQ.

LeAnne said...

Wow, I guess I missed this when I was pretty! And yes, it has taken me a while to get into playing with my new stuff too! This is beautiful, though!

Michele Duffy said...

Great job coloring that stamp, I never get that technique to look good... And the 2 different polka dots on the background are fabulous!