Monday, 24 November 2008

Be Inspired to Create #5

I've been having lots of fun using my own inspiration pictures to create, so much so, I'm up to #5. I've gone with Pumpkin Patch colours again, some cute little t-shirts from Caden. So the colours I'm working with are: Taken with Teal, Soft Sky, Ruby Red & Sahara Sand.

My first project is a 8x8 scrapbook page using a photo of my gorgeous son sleeping (photo taken by my sister Aimee).
The base is Soft Sky onto which I've used the Stampin' round wheel with Nursery Letters and also some stars from Nursery Necessities. I've added some strips of cardstock in the Teal, Red and Sahara Sand to imitate the stripes in the t-shirt! The dotted DP is from a new pack of paper in the Summer mini and it just happened to co-ordinate perfectly for this layout. The star images and sentiment are all from Nursery Necessities. And I've finished it off with a rub-on - Eastern Elegance (Spring Mini) and some striped ribbon in the Soft Sky.

Next, I've made up two love note cards. These cards are such a cute size to make and when you've got the colours and stamp pads already on your desk, it's a great way to use up the left-overs. The stamp set used here is True Friend from the Spring Mini. You only have one more week to order from this mini catalogue.

And the second love note card uses a set from the new Summer mini. I really love this flower image and can see myself using it alot. Next week, I can share with you the details about this stamp set and all the other great sets in the new mini catalogue!
I've stamped the flower onto watercolour paper and use the Ruby Red marker pen and aqua painter to colour in. Then I've run some Dimensional Magic around the edges and dusted with sparkling glitter and added a half pearl in the centre.

And for my last project, I've made a landscape card using another set from the Spring Mini. The stamp set is Enjoy Every Moment, which is a great set for scrapbooking but also for cards. I've used the Teal and Red marker pens to ink up the letters on 'Enjoy' and stamped onto Whisper White. Just one of the many techniques you can do with SU marker pens - don't forget about the wonderful promotion on at the moment where you can buy the marker pens SINGLE.
Once again, I've gone with the striped look and layered strips of cardstock and DP to create the background. The three flower images have been stamped onto White and punched out, then layered onto the same colour cardstock. The little coloured gems are non-SU but I thought they finished off the card nicely.

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As I mentioned before, the Spring mini is about to end; you only have a few more days to order and then these stamps sets will not be available anymore. On Dec 1st, we will have the new Summer mini to enjoy. If you would like more details, please email me
For those wanting to place an order from the Spring Mini, I have a special last week offer. Please email for details!!
If you wonder why I make more than one project, well the answer is: I usually start of creating the scrapbook layout, so by the time I've completed that, my desk is covered in cardstock, ink and stamp sets, so it is easy to whip up cards and other projects at the same time!! I find once I've started, I get on a roll and am having so much fun with the colours, that I just want to keep going with it. You should know by now, stamping is addictive!!
So in saying that; I'd love to see what you come up with. Leave me a comment if you play along!! Til next time...


aimee said...

hello! cute stamping thingas :) you'll actually find that the photo of caden was taken by sister katie ;) she was just using the ol black brick of mine :)

Bruce and Sarah said...
I finally found some time and creativity to get a card made.

Kristy said...

ooh these colours look awesome together, will try and get time to play!

tracy said...

Hi Chantelle :) Came across your blog from Keesh as I loved the card you did. But I have to make comment about your baby's scrap page - it is absolutely gorgeous as is your baby :) I love the balance of colours and the photo really does suit the bright colours of the layout. I dont know how you find the time. I have a 2 yo and a 11mo and struggle to make a card let alone scrap pages. Well done!!