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.

5 comments:

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!!