Friday, April 13, 2018

To Brighten Your Day!

Hello Friends and Happy Friday!

Earlier in the week, I was inspired by a card my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) created with an OLD SU background stamp named 'Floral'.  She's in the process of removing her rubber stamps from their wooden blocks and storing them in such a manner as to give her a lot more storage space in her crafting room.   Quite an undertaking but will be great when it's completed.  And by doing this, she is able to use her stamping platform which really comes in handy since this is one of those stamps that needs stamped multiple time to get a good image. 

It just so happens I had that exact same stamp (and several more) so I followed her lead and removed it from the wooden block and got to stamping.   It did take me reinking and stamping about 4 - 5 times before I was happy with the image coverage!  THIS is where the Tim Holtz stamping platform REALLY comes in handy!  I do remember having a problem getting a nice image ... always had missed spots in the center of my image and of course I couldn't line it up properly with it on the wooden block.  Hence the reason I haven't used it in YEARS.  But I did today ... thanks Diane!

 Then I just sat down and had fun coloring with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  I didn't want to cover up all that pretty background so I just added a simple sentiment.

Sue Wilson Designs - Necessities Collection - You Are My Sunshine

And the background panel for my sentiment is from the Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Rectangles die set.

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Rectangles

Here are a few challenges to share in:
Color Inspiration Monday Challenge #33 - ATG w/hand colored image
Coloring in Scrapland - ATG / Spring
Get Creative Challenge #68 - No Patterned Paper (#2)
Path of Positivity Challenge #58 - ATG option/Pastels (add FT)

As I have time, I think I will remove a few more of my larger, background stamps from their wooden blocks.  Maybe that way, I will use them more often vs them just taking up space and gathering dust.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you've found inspiration in today's design!

As Always . . .

10 comments: said...

A very lovely creation! I love the beautiful background!

Diane said...

Well isn't this so pretty colored up with all those beautiful spring colors!!
I love how it came out...I have left the stamp out as I am using it once more before I put it away!! So glad I could be of some took me several times of stamping to get it right, funny mine was the top right corner...what would we do without the that thing..anywho..thanks for the 'mention' and it's a very very pretty card!!

Leslie Miller said...

That is a beautiful background stamp, for sure! As I mentioned to Diane, I still have it, too. It's gorgeous all colored up -- wow! I probably should unmount some of my wood block stamps if I want to keep them. Don't want to get crowded again, but don't want to quit buying stamps. It's a vicious circle! Love that sentiment. Oh, and I need a rainbow die. I see it has birds for your skies, too, tee hee. You brightened MY day, Darlene!

scrAPpamondo said...

Just Gorgeous!

Judy Woodland said...

Don't you love it when something comes together to make your life easier. I have removed several of my stamps from their wooden blocks. They were fine back in the day, but I do not like them now, especially when we can use a stamp positioner and stamp more than once. I love how you have colored your background. Beautiful card, well done!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those beautiful flowers sure are a day brightener. So lovely with those fabulous colors. I have thought about removing some of my wood mount stamps too. Especially the big ones like this but have not gotten the courage to do it yet. LOL Sounds like a lot of work.

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Wow...your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is so pretty, I love the colors you used, they work so well together. Love the font on that sentiment die. Do you mount the stamps onto something else or use them as is after unmounting them? I always wonder how people store them after unmounting also. Glad you were able to get this beauty out and use it once again! Have a great weekend!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous background, beautiful colors! Yes a MISTI or other platform is a must for beauties like this, I can't imagine the time involved in removing all of the stamps, but I am sure she will get the job done! ;)

Marisol Colón said...

A lovely cardThank you for participate in Colouring in Scrapland.