Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Stampers Block - FS03

I have spent the last couple of days playing with my mother in law and her mom and dad (my kids great grandparents). It was lots of fun. I know my kids won't have lots of chances to be with them because they are really old. In the evenings I have made attempts at stamping, but I have been blocked -- I find myself sitting staring out the window into the blackness.

Do you ever get blocked and what do you do that helps you out of it?

My friend Kristin suggested I stamp just for me, and not think about it so much. Also, she suggested new rubber. So, I went rummaging through my stamps to find something I have not used so much. I came across SU "Happy Harmony" set and "Crosshatch" background (which was brand spanking new - never been used). I decided to combine them. As for color choice -- I had played with some alcohol inks last night -- some turned out pretty and some, wow, right into the trash they went. The colors used here are denim and eggplant of the Tim Holtz Adirondak alcohol inks. I have wanted to do the Featured Stamper challenge on spiltcoast for a couple days now . . . and so, I decided to use it on this card. Beth's (myprecious) gallery is gorgeous, so if you have time to go find it, do so.

Anyway, this is what I managed to come up with. Thanks to Beth for inkspiring me with her layout.


Allison said...

This looks terrific...I love the white flowers on the alcohol inked BG!

Alli said...

Wow, you have never used Crosshatch, it's probably my favorite background!
I love how this card turned out, I'm going to have to CASE it's cuteness!

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card!! Looks like you beat the block with a homerun!!

Sharon said...

It's gawgeous! Great job Manda!

Dorinda said...

This looks so soft and dreamy!!