Monday, June 9, 2008

Another Long Weekend!

I think I have mentioned before that I love long weekends as they give me a chance to stamp! I took advantage of the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend to stamp late into the night and came up with the following 4 offerrings.

These first 2 use the Level 1 Hostess Set "A Little Bit of Happiness". This is a very versatile set with 4 of these long stamps that just beg to be coloured. I used essentially the same layout for these cards (just flipped it horizontally) but quite different colours. The top one uses Earth Elements, and the bottom one, Bold Brights. I watercoloured the images using the Aqau Painter and then chose cardstock colours to match.

These next 2 cards are CASEd directly from the SU Idea Book and Catalogue. I refer to the IBC constantly for ideas on layouts and colour combinations. I would never have chosen these colour combinations by myself but they work. They both use Old Olive, Sky Blue and Purely Pomegranate with the set "Garden Whimsy" (which I adore!). I changed the second only a little by making my own patterned paper using Soft Sky, the "Happy Birthday" stamp from "A Little Birthday Cheer" and Old Olive ink. Even though I didn't use the Stamp-a-ma-Jig (as if you couldn't tell!) I still like it.

I'm hoping that my daughter will cooperate and go to sleep early tonight so I can stamp some more.

Bye 'til next time.


kyliema said...

Great cards Sharon, they are very pretty.

Theresa said...

Hi, Sharon. Love the cards. It is so nice to see this hostess set in action. I don't have it myself, but I have some stamped images from my sister, that I haven't been inspired to use. I may have to pull them out.