Good morning! It's Tuesday, so that means I have another sketch challenge for you from Tuesday Morning Sketches! Our sketch this week was provided by Theresa and she is also our sponsor; the winner will receive a stamp set from Close to My Heart! Check out the sketch here
I don't own any stamps from Close to My Heart, so I went with a favorite of mine...Fluffles! Looks like he's up to some mischief too! The image is colored with Prismas and I really went out on a limb when I colored him orange, because in my world Fluffles is white! LOL I used some paper I recently found at Archivers; it's part of the "Flutter" collection by Making Memories. I must confess I had a hard time with the sketch and left off the rectangles in the corners. I am excited to see what YOU do with those, so I hope you will play along!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Spring Rain, and Dark Chocolate, Making Memories DP
Embellies: SU! Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape
I applied a bit of glitter to the flowers, but I didn't cover the whole flower like usual. I applied it to the center and traced around some of the edges. I use my Zig Squeeze and Roll Glue Pen. The tip is like a ball point pen, so it's easy to control. I included a close-up of the flowers, but I'm not sure why the image shows up so small.... Anybody have any ideas about that?
Now for the story.... I asked my DH if he liked my card; he said he did. I told him it was really quite simple and held up a more elaborate one for comparison. He then responded that my cards were better than they were 5 years ago.... I should hope so! I would like to think I've learned a few tips and tricks along the way! That's what I think is so cool about stamping; there are always fun new products and new techniques to try.
Anyway, I started thinking about when I started stamping about 12 years ago. My Mom was having a SU! party to help out one of her co-workers. I told her I would go, but "I'm not buying anything".... Famous last words! I had so much fun, and guess what? I bought something! I purchased Cuddles and Tickles; does anybody remember that set? I was pregnant with my first child (monkey) and planned to use it for announcements. I have to laugh when I think back, because back then I had black ink only, paper (not cardstock), and Crayola crayons! I was so proud of those cards I made, I even gave some to my cousin who was also expecting. I believe I embellished them with a bit of ribbon. So I guess I could say I've come a long way, baby!
I do know that even though all the "latest and greatest" supplies are a lot of fun, we can still have fun and create things without breaking the bank. I would like to hear how YOU started stamping, so please share that with me in a comment. Thanks!
Don' forget to head over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to check out this week's challenge. There is a link in my sidebar to the site, and also links to the DT's blogs. Check them out, you'll find some good stuff!
Thanks for stopping by; happy stamping!