Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday Inspiration Challenge

I thought I'd play along with the Inspiration Challenge today.  I'm going to try to fit more of these in during the course of the year - kind of a resolution for more fun.  And I'm going to use whatever I have on hand.  Surely I have enough to choose from!!!

Today's inspiration site is Design Spirit Studio.   The piece I chose is the Green Abstract Magnet Clock by Spirit Lala..........

I took the colors and some of the shapes and this is what I came up with............

You'll have to forgive the crummy pictures of mine.  I've moved all my "craft stuff" upstairs into what will one day be my "studio" and for now there is no place to take decent pictures. Guess I'm going to have to investigate making one of those light boxes. 

Back to the challenge.  I used a stamp that I got on a trip to Delaware quite a few years back.  That store, White Swan Rubber Stamps, has unfortunately gone out of business, but that's really where I got my start in serious rubber stamping.  It was a must go destination whenever I went to visit Rachel at school.

It's a Judikins stamp called Sand and Sea.  There are actually four stamps on a block.  You can see two of them that I used here.  I stamped the image in Basic Black and colored it with my SU markers.  You can add shading with these markers by adding layers in certain spots.  Here's a close up.....

I think the shading adds more dimension to the design.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes - I think. I say that because suddenly I have two stamps in that box that say Thank You and I'm pretty sure that the set only comes with one.  So sometime in the near future I'll have to go through and figure out where that extra stamp came from!

The 1 3/8" square punch just fit around the stamped motif and I used the curly label punch for the sentiment.  The rest is pretty self explanatory.

It's been a wonderful holiday and I've been the recipient of some very thoughtful gifts. And now I'm reminded that I really have to go and write out my Christmas Thank You's.  Some of them will be mailed and some of them will be hand-delivered when I get back to work.  It's never too late to say thank you - right?


  1. DH spotted this in the SCS gallery last night as we were listening to a Sherlock Holmes audio book in bed. Like me, he was drawn by the strong blue, and he was really interested to find out how you had done the little image panel - so distraction from the audio book or not, I checked it out for him here.

  2. great inspired card-like your interpretation
    read your comment on taking photos-you might want to check out ebay-they have light boxed for around $36.
    I bought one several months ago for night time photo taking


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