I actually found some time to play in my crafty space on this gorgeous Saturday. Big Daddy didn't have to work (for a change!) and he had the kids entertained downstairs for a brief period while I was hiding upstairs stamping away.
I did struggle this afternoon, a quite familiar phenomenon while in my room. It frustrates me so. While I'm in bed trying to fall asleep and scanning Pinterest (of course. Who doesn't?!), I have ideas and inspiration galore. .... Fast forward several hours or even a day later, a little "free time" at my craft desk FINALLY and do ideas or inspiration come to me? Of course they don't. I find myself sitting in my comfy chair and staring at my desk (or the TV. Shhhhh.....). Today, I turned the TV off and just picked up a new stamp and started stamping. I decided to just "play" and see where it would take me. Fortunately, it worked and I finally got a little mojo flowing. I must remember to try this technique again --- because I know it will happen again.
Enough about that -- onto the fun part of sharing our little created fruits.
I picked the Colour Q colors and the sketch from over at CAS(E) this Sketch to make this card. I've wanted to ink up this balloon stamp from CTMH using Colour Q colors for several weeks. I had actually put it in a pile of "not really used" stamps and then felt some inspiration as I filed it along with others. I pulled it back up and put it in the drawer! I love when that happens. I'm on a mission these days to find new inspiration with all my many, many, many currently owned stamp sets. It's ridiculous the way I continue to buy new ones, stamp a couple of times then move on to a new set to covet! (Insert shameful face here.)
LOOOOOVE this CAS sketch! Love it!
The balloon is stamped from my CTMH Artiste collection stamp set. I drew the "string" on with a Pilot G-2 pen (Don't get me started) and a ruler. I used CTMH's Baby Pink ink and PTI's Rasberry Fizz. (I've become a bit of a pink ink nerd. I have been in search of just the right shade that I have in my mind lately -- somewhere in between CTMH's Cotton Candy and this PTI Rasberry Fizz, but it continues to elude me!) The card base is PTI Simply Chartreuse cardstock and I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Keep It Simple: Birthdays mini stamp set using CTMH Juniper ink. ....Phew. Boy it's easier to explain a supply list if you use all the same company - but not near as creative. :) I have found I get more "out of my head" thinking if I mix, mix, mix!
Well I'm chatting away tonight like I've just downed a Caramel Mocha but I can assure you I have not. Sadly, I really want one now that I have mentioned it. --- I could stay up all night stamping! =)
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