I've been working on homework today for Stretch Your Stamps class, and it's not easy when you have no mojo! It's like doing your math assignment without a pencil! I have a confession to make - I have only liked ONE of the cards I've created for class so far. *sigh* Not that I'm not learning things and enjoying class - I am! It's just that losing my mojo while class is in session is bad timing!
So, today, I sat down and was determined to finish some cards for day 7. It was all about flowers. YAY! My favorite image to play with! BUT, could I come up with something different than usual, and S-T-R-E-T-C-H my floral images? Well, the jury is still out on that one, but at least I was creating and enjoying it! Here's my first card.
Now, you might not think this is anything different, but for me it is because I would normally stamp a floral image and just color it. So I thought it would be cool to white emboss this fun, Hero Arts stamp onto dark gray cardstock and only add a bit of black with some Enamel Accents.
Jennifer shared an amazing and beautiful card using Glitter Ritz on her main floral image. For my second card, I wanted to use some glitter too, but I don't own any Glitter Ritz, so I used my good ol' Stickles instead. I also wanted to use vellum, but I seem to have run out of that. (Figures!) So please try to imagine this flower, stamped on vellum, with the same coloring and stickles, okay? :)
I used some pretty patterned paper from the Anthologie, 6x6 pad from We R Memory Keepers. I haven't pulled out the Large Flower from Hero Arts in such a long time- it sure was fun to color, even though it wasn't on vellum!
Okay, one last card. For this one, I used the the big peony from Jane's Doodles, Pretty Peonies set. I not only colored the main flower with Copics, I also stamped it onto patterned paper, which is from Hero Arts, for a fun, tone on tone effect.
And there ya have it! Lesson 7 all finished! I worked on lesson 8 today too, but I'll share that another day - wouldn't wanna overwhelm any of you!
Thanks for hangin' around for such a long post. I really appreciate your visits! :)