I had a great time playing in my stamp room tonight. It's been waaaaay too long since I've had a chance to just sit down and play. And to make a great time even better, I had new toys to play with! I had a nice balance in my account at my LSS from teaching classes so I splurged on a Cuttlebug! (I am always so far behind on the trends....what can I say...that's just me.) And of course I had to get a couple of folders to go with it, and there were a couple of new stamps that I just couldn't resist. All these elements came together for me on this card. (And thanks to a further moment of weakness, I have more 'Bug folders coming to me from PaperWorks.co! It's a great source for lots of cool things and I had really good customer service from them too.)
I started off with my new Sunshine Designs stamp - I just fell in love with those flowers in the mailbox. It's such a pretty image and it could be coloured in so many different ways. For this card I went with blues and reds and pinks. I coloured with Tombow markers and blended with a wet paintbrush (too wet in some spots!). Good thing I'm scheduled for a refresher class on this technique. (I can't wait!!!) I will stickle the image too, but it takes so long to dry that I wanted to scan it in first before I go to bed.
The other elements are a postage cancellation background stamp, a diecut/embossed "love" stamp (that's me playing with my new Cuttlebug), a sentiment (a new HSH stamp) and some paper piercing. I don't know if I like this card or not. One minute I do, the next I don't. It might be too busy, too colourful, but then that's what I like about it. I'll sleep on it and see about it in the morning. I have a purple-flower-gray-mailbox version that I coloured at the same time that I'd like to turn into a card too.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies: Stamps: Mailbox - Sunshine Designs, Sentiment and cancellation mark - Heather's Stamping Haven; Ink: black stazon, wild wasabi; Paper: watercolour, groovy guava, sparkley red, brilliant blue, teal, wild wasabi, soft sky; Other: cuttlebug postage set, Tombow markers, paper piercer.