Wednesday, 5 January 2011
It's my final week to be the guest designer for the papertake weekly blog. The time has gone so fast that I think I've forgotten to tell you I got chosen for the GDT spot, lol. The theme for this week is as simple as it gets: anything goes with optional extra lace. I hope you will come play with us this week. Did you know papertake weekly is the best ranked challenge blog? I'm not surprised at all.
With the new year staring I decided on some cleaning in my hobbycorner. I have so many "good-to-have-stuff" that they are litterally falling on the floor and I keep tripping on them. So I really need to get rid of anything I'm not using or haven't used in a while. It was hard though as I like keeping all sorts of stuff - you never know when you're going to need them. I started with the thing I knew I needed and wanted to get rid of: a 3 compartment drawer in heavypaper that I haven't (and I kid you not) opened in TWO YEARS at least! It's taking up space in my bookshelf and contained a bunch of magazing clippings and lower quality cardstock, stuff that I'm not using and probably never will. So out it went and I filled 2 of the drawers with small pieces of one coloured cardstock and the other with patterned paper. So those 2 boxes I had earlier for papers suddenly disappeared and it looks less cluttered already. I will have to do the same thing with my ribbons...
Ok, you probably want to know why I keep rambling on about this. I do have a point, lol. The thing is that among all those papers I haven't seen in 2 years were a few experiments I've done with stamps - my own backgrounds to be exact. I haven't made my own backgrounds since I started blogging and it was fun to see something from my earlier days. One of those backgrounds were so pretty I had to use it straight away: it's the inspirational background you can see in this card. I'm getting really lazy with buying patterned paper that I've forgotten how much fun you can have with stamps. Hopefully this year will let me experiment with that a little bit more.
The card you see here is made using a lili of the valley stamp and as usual she's coloured with promarkers. The patterned papers are all from that forgotten stash and the border is one of my new Martha Stewart punches.
Challenges for this card:
Creative inspirations - something new (I used my new punch and pink copic)
Friday sketchers - sketch
Paper sundaes - something new (the border punch and pink copic is new)
Papertake weekly - anything goes with optional extra lace