Recently I’ve been cruising through a variety of challenge blogs. I’m not consistently participating in any particular challenge, but it seems that a good one really gets the creative process going. What makes a good challenge? Well, my simple definition is that when I look at it I’m inspired! Ha!
Here’s my version of this week’s ColourQ challenge:
A while ago, I ordered the Soho Subway DSP on a whim. When I opened the package I was disappointed – the papers looked pretty unattractive to an island girl. But recently I pulled them out again and took a second look, and I’ve totally changed my mind. (Memo: keep your eyes peeled mid-March after Son of Stamper’s birthday. I think you’ll really enjoy his card!)
Here’s the inspiration posted on the ColourQ blog:
I knew instantly that the card base would be Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) and the Basic Black would be an accent colour. (What the heck, let’s spell it with the u today, shall we?) I went looking for DSP with either Summer Starfruit or Cool Caribbean – well, the Cool Caribbean is long gone – I was looking for Pool Party. When I found that Summer Starfruit tone-on-tone paper I knew I’d hit the jackpot.
The Perfect Blend stamp set should have been on my very first order for this catalog, but for some odd reason it wasn’t. It’s not that I don’t like coffee – I am a total junkie, and also perhaps a teeny tiny bit of a coffee snob. I guess that was the problem: I don’t like drinking my coffee out of to-go cups. I like glass, ceramic, pottery…but not plastic, styrofoam, or cardboard.
Apparently I’ve managed to get my nose out of the air on that count and it’s a good thing, because this stamp set was a blast to play with. I stamped the image 3 times for each cup – once on Whisper White, once on Pool Party and once on Crumb Cake. Yes, I fussy cut them, and it was worth it. Please note the words “you” and “me” from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set. Again, I was inspired and those words came to mind immediately when I visualized this card, but Fabulous Phrases only had a “you” stamp. I got really crafty though (see what I did there??) and used the end of “welcome” and my Black Stampin’ Write marker. Brilliant, if I do say so myself!