Tuesday, April 13, 2010
What's the Scoop?
This card is for the Clearly Inspired Challenge 11 (color challenge) and the Stamp Something weekly challenge (to stitch something on your card).
Have you seen the new colors at Clear Dollar Stamps? SO much fun! I don't have them yet (note the YET! LOL! It's on my very long wish list!), but I found my own version of the challenge colors to make something scrumptious: Lime Juice * Cherry Go Round * Bee Pollen and Neutrals: White or Cream or Black. If you can't see the 3 words, they are Lime Juice, Cherry Go Round and Bee Pollen. Aren't those names fun? See "my story" for more on that below.
The stickers actually match the paper. The flash washed them out.
Stamps: CDS Sweet Scoops
Paper: as close as possible to Lime Juice, Cherry Go Round and Bee Pollen, plus white
Ink: Memento Black
Extras: stickers from $ area at Michael's a long time ago, sewing machine & thread, Fiskars edge & corner punch (from my precious friend Kathy), Paper Studio dp
My story: I colored these while I was still on the couch sick over the weekend. I finally figured out how to work my fantastic new punch from my friend Kathy! I decided to try stitching fancy stitches on paper using my machine. I hear it's not good to do that if you also actually sew with your machine, and I do, so don't tell! I may need to set up my old machine for paper stuff. The colors were so much fun to work with. I think my daughter was on to something. She's 13, mildly autistic & very artistic. She said recently, "I'd like to work for a company that gets to name colors." She loves colors. I'm pretty sure autism is called a spectrum b/c from the time she was old enough to talk (which was EARLY and never lost speech, just didn't communicate well), she knew her colors AND put them in "rainbow order." I taught her the actual color spectrum (which I didn't learn til college): ROYGBIV. She loves indigo. And periwinkle. And every other shade. So, if you are looking for a color namer, I've got your gal! I know just who will get this card if I can ever get to the post office for stamps, or just drop it off at her house.
Thanks for stopping by to catch the scoop today! I am SO hungry for ice cream now! LOL!