This week's blogger's challenge was to create at least two items using the same stamp in a different way. Of course, I attacked this with gusto! I marched into the stamping oasis and pulled out a stamp willy-nilly -- I thought "This is EASY! Any stamp will do!"
So what do you think happened? I was, of course, hit by the old stamper's block -- nothing would come of it. I did create the two cards here, but I am not thrilled. I may give this a go again later this week. I love this stamp, and I know there is tons that I can do with it...oh well. So here is the first shot at the stamp: The stamp that we are focusing on is the flower stamp. It is one of a few stamps from a hostess set from Stampin' Up! called "Oh So Lovely". I do love the lovely simplicity of it! The background I used here is one from the newest Technique Junkie Newsletter called Dry Embossed Wash. I LOVE this background -- it is so soft and pretty in person.
Okay, here is attempt number two: This one uses the Marker Wash Technique from the October 2007 issue of the newsletter. I still love this technique -- I think the faux watercolored look is just divine! The layout of both of these are very simple -- I just couldn't drag out the embellies -- my mojo is still in Paris, I think!
In any case, the newsletter was mailed on Thursday (11-29, yesterday) -- all of you junkies can go take a look at the site -- and watch your mailboxes : ) Drop me a line and let me know which of the new techniques are your favorite!
I am scrapbooking today -- I am taking the day off after I get through my hundreds of emails and I hope that will jumpstart my creative muse! I will share if I do anything of interest.