My creative journey started when I discovered stamping and card-making in March, 2010. At the time, my husband asked, "how long is this one going to last?" A fair question considering my recent passing crazes: beading, triathlon, cycling, dog-training to name a few. I couldn't articulate an answer at the time but I knew that somehow, this would be different. What I've discovered is that stamping is not just a hobby to help pass the time or to keep my mind busy; rather, it has therapeutic qualities in itself. When I am making a card, the whole world shuts off as I focus on my design and concentrate on putting together the bits and pieces of card and ink. The creative process builds my self-esteem, calms my mind and delights my spirit. And I know that the card itself will also bring joy or solace to someone else one day. At the moment I firmly believe that crafting is a gift from God in my life and I am exploring ways to use this gift in some form of ministry for Him.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Colour Challenge for StampTV

The challenge this week was to create card using yellow, black and one colour from the cool colours on the spectrum. I've made blue and yellow cards before so I wanted to try something different: plum and yellow with black. I decided in the end I didn't like black with these colours, or at least in the layouts I was looking at, so used as little black as possible. And funnily, my original design was with the card in a portrait layout and at the last minute, I turned it on it's side and tried it that way. Decided with the bow and a bit of bling it looked well balanced that way and kept it. The yellow background layers were run through my Bug with the swirls embossing folder. The ovals and Fancy Tag were also die cut on my Cuttlebug. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: GKD Botanicals and Fanciful Tags (sentiment)
Cardstock, SU
Inks: SU So Saffron and Memento Sweet Plum
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  1. Love it Susan! I think you balanced the colors out well! Just enough black to give it a bit of drama but not too much. Love you shades of purple and your focal image with the flowers and script. :) Blessings to you and your fam!

  2. This is really beautiful Susan love it.