Saturday, February 09, 2013

Sweet Thing

Have you been keeping up with Claire on the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog?  She's shaking things up and posting a challenge every Monday.  I thought I'd better get my stuff together and try one out since I've missed the first few.  This week Claire's thrown out a color challenge, and let me just was a challenge!

I don't know that I've ever put these exact colors together before!  Check them out:

See what I mean?! As I was working things around, I was afraid I was making a hot mess, but by the end, I loved it!  It's different, fun, and funky...and the best part?  It got my mojo going again after a VERY long break from stamping.

I used all of the colors in the challenge, starting with the bright pink card base and dove gray cardstock.  I stamped it with two fab background stamps:  the houndstooth from Heirloom Patterns and the script from Text It.  The sentiment is from Sweethearts and I think it fits the sassy feel to this card!  And I stitched!  I have never done that before, but my sewing machine has been out for awhile and I thought, "what the heck!" 

So thank you, Claire, for this terrific color challenge!  Can't wait to see what this Monday will bring!  And if you want to play along, the details are here... and it involved prizes!


Kelly S. said...

I have 3 goals this year for stamping...organize my girls' old bedroom into my own little crafty space, not buy so many 6x6 pads, and SEW on a card with the brand new sewing machine I got 2 years ago that I have used about 3 times. I LOVE the sewing on your, Jennifer! So cute with the colorful little hearts...and now I have to get the houndstooth image out for my next project because I forgot how awesome it is! :)

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I like!!! Your backgroud of text and houndstooth patterns with the stitched detail is just super. I do love that sentiment!

Jeanne J said...

That sentiment always gets me smiling. The houndstooth with the colorful stitched hearts looks so modern fun and trendy - great card full of personality!

Jill Norwood said...

I love the way you sewed on your card! And that sweet sentiment! And I am glad your feeling your mojo back - it is just not fun when it is gone! Love your cards and blog!
:) Jill

Super Jen said...

I think it turned out fabulous. Love the houndstooth paired with the sweet colored hearts. The stitching is the perfect finish.

Vickie Z said...

You used these colors perfectly!! Love the BG stamping and stitching!!

Kate said...

L O V E it ! I have to get that houndstooth stamp out - it's so striking on your card. And those hearts and that cheeky sentiment and that stitching.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, I love your stitching~ This turned out fab!


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