Yeah, it was good times, complete with the cut on my finger to prove it! I definitely needed some stamp room therapy!
So, up to the room I went... I knew I wanted to make an ombre-type background, but I couldn't find my brayer anywhere. Yeah, it was one of those days! In my search, I found my Copic airbrush system. Oh! Why do I always forget about that thing?! It's SO much fun! I grabbed several colors of green for the WTUI challenge and just let it go! Here is what it ended up like:
I was completely stuck on what to do next, so I went trolling for challenges. I checked the current sketch challenge, and then my muse came to life! What a FUN design with the circles and all.
I used a stamp from my friend Laura's Creative Vision Stamps fabulous line called Happy Dance. I stamped it with Nautical dye ink by ColorBox on a pre-colored scrap of sticky-back canvas. The canvas was colored with Gelatos by Faber-Castell.
I literally meant scrap. I had this piece sticking to my craft sheet on my stamp desk for months. This was from a book I made for a friend who was having a baby. I think the baby is 6 months old now, so it's been hanging out for a minute. The weird thing is - it's completely sticky still. I didn't use any adhesive at all on the card, it just stuck. Anyway, I cut the canvas piece with a Circle Framelit by Sizzix.
Then, the sketch challenge said to use pearls as a dessert option, so I knew I wanted a circle of pearls. Can you believe that in the THOUSANDS of sticky pearls I have, there are NO circles... rectangles and ovals only. C'mon man! So I cut a larger circle and used that like a guide to place my pearls in a circle. It worked like this:
For the record, I SO should have gone to the store and bough a pearl circle frame. Wow was that TOUGH! I wanted to use the tiny pearls, and they didn't want to play nicely at all!
Finally, I added some fun-colored striped grosgrain by MayArts, and I was done. Overall, I think the card turned out very happy. It went to a co-worker friend of mine who just got a new job. She loved it, so that's all that counts!
Here's the final product:
Here is all the stuff that was used:
Sorry about the stuff in the background. I didn't realize I hadn't cleaned up from my cider journal pages from last week yet. No paint or Glimmer Mist was used in this one.
Have a great day, and don't forget your Happy Dance!