Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Sentiment Challenge and a Creative Journey

The challenge on the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog this week was to use sentiment stamps. My first two attempts didn't turn out how I thought, but I'll get to that in a moment. This card is a simple one. I used a variety of thank you stamps to create a background. One of the things I love about CTMH stamps is that I can put multiple stamps on one block to create a background stamp. Besides thank you stamps, I used Shining Star stamps and Ocean ink/cardstock. This color is on the retired list, so I'm trying to use it up.

My other attempt started with this flower:

I've seen lots of flowers lately with the border punches and decided to give it a try. I stamped it with the type stamp from Noted Backgrounds. I loved the flower, but it was too big for this card:

I substituted a smaller stamped flower, but then it looked bare. I added a little Cocoa ribbon, and it's a little better.

I still hadn't used my other flower, so back to the drawing board. I created a similar 6 x 6 cards, but I still feel like something is missing or the flower is too overwhelming or the color is off. I don't know. I got frustrated and gave up. Maybe I'll have better inspiration after it has sat for a couple days.

The sentiment is from Follow Your Dreams. The paper is from the Unforgettable paper pack.
Life has been pretty busy. I had a conference for school the last two days, so I don't feel like I've had much of a weekend. We did get to watch Boise State put a whoopin' on Wyoming, so that was good. I will be posting my pictures from our Rock Star day tomorrow, so be sure to come back :)


Michele said...

Gorgeous! All your cards turned out great! Thanks for sharing :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Super cards, love the monochromatic look of the first card, the adorable flower on the second and the fabulous medallion on the third! Those medallions definitely require a larger card as they take up a lot of room, but also grab a lot of attention! Great work! Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

Mary said...

The flowers are great but I really like the Thanks card a lot! Thank you for playing along with H2H!

Jessica said...

Great cards, you have been busy! Love the flower just beautiful! Thanks for playing at H2H with us!