Friday, November 30, 2007

Blogger's challenge - Different Point of View

This week's blogger's challenge was to create at least two items using the same stamp in a different way. Of course, I attacked this with gusto! I marched into the stamping oasis and pulled out a stamp willy-nilly -- I thought "This is EASY! Any stamp will do!"


So what do you think happened? I was, of course, hit by the old stamper's block -- nothing would come of it. I did create the two cards here, but I am not thrilled. I may give this a go again later this week. I love this stamp, and I know there is tons that I can do with it...oh well. So here is the first shot at the stamp: The stamp that we are focusing on is the flower stamp. It is one of a few stamps from a hostess set from Stampin' Up! called "Oh So Lovely". I do love the lovely simplicity of it! The background I used here is one from the newest Technique Junkie Newsletter called Dry Embossed Wash. I LOVE this background -- it is so soft and pretty in person.

Okay, here is attempt number two: This one uses the Marker Wash Technique from the October 2007 issue of the newsletter. I still love this technique -- I think the faux watercolored look is just divine! The layout of both of these are very simple -- I just couldn't drag out the embellies -- my mojo is still in Paris, I think!

In any case, the newsletter was mailed on Thursday (11-29, yesterday) -- all of you junkies can go take a look at the site -- and watch your mailboxes : ) Drop me a line and let me know which of the new techniques are your favorite!

I am scrapbooking today -- I am taking the day off after I get through my hundreds of emails and I hope that will jumpstart my creative muse! I will share if I do anything of interest.

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

These are both beautiful Pat! I am going to have to give them both a try.

Fareeda said...

Beautiful results Pat!!
I will definitely try the color wash challenge.
hugs,
Fareeda

Lisa said...

Love the Marker Wash Flowers!

Anonymous said...

Pat I really love these samples..
Have this set and yet to use.
Glad you are back.
Connie P

Lori Stilger said...

I have to say that the second one if my personal fave, Pat. It's beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pat, these are both beautiful. You don't need any embellishments!

Daria said...

Pat, these are both beautiful. You don't need any embellishments.

Stefanie said...

I think they are both beautiful Pat! Of course, if you want to use the stamp to make even more cards, I won't stop you. ;)

But, these are perfect for this challenge!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Very Pretty. Each has it's own unique look!

Vicki

Leigh said...

Very cool! AND you KNOW that I love the Marker Wash technique. I am so jealous of your trip...I must have been under a rock because I was wondering where you were.
Welcome back, Pat!
Leigh

Lori said...

Beautiful! The flowers look lovely with the marker wash technique.

Barbara said...

Lovely cards! Your cards have brought out the beauty of the stamps!

Ida said...

Oh Pat, these are so nice. I love the soft feel of your first card but also love the little flower garden your created on your second card. Nicely done.

Lisa Bohler said...

Umm..wow! Those are just beautiful. I love the soft color choices that you made!

MJ said...

This is beautiful. I don't even like that stamp but love both cards. Your cards are lovely and quite different looking. Great challenge this time around.

astampingteddy said...

I just love how you've used the greeting above the flowers - great idea!

Connie said...

Both of these are wonderful Pat! Great job on the DPOV!