Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Creative Chaos

Whew!  That was a day, I tell you!  Look, here is the debris left over:

And I'm too tired to clean up before I go to bed.  Today was a creating day.  When I get into these designing frenzies, everything flies and caution hits the wind.  And I end up with chaos like you see here!  I had several cards to design, four of which were to be for the Birthday Stamper's Dozen this week.  I wanted eye-catching designs, but ones that were simple to make and I'll show you what I came up with as the week progresses.  I do have one of the designs that I want to show you today, because it follows the sketch for the MOJO Monday Challenge #281, designed by Mary Fish, one of my favourite bloggers.

I really like the overlapping circle concept and I decided to use the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper and its colour palette for my design.  It's an unusual palette.  I don't know if I would have thought to use these colours together, but it works for a vintage look.  

I incorporated several new things in this card:  the Feeling Sentimental set bicycle image, an image from Bring On the Cake, a stamp set that I just received free from Stampin' Up for blogging about Leadership 2013, and the clock from Tea Time Trinkets, which I have been dying to use, but never found the right spot until now.

That Calypso Coral, really makes itself known doesn't it!  It's not shy about coming to the forefront!  It makes that old bicycle look like it's going to travel for miles, and any minute now!  Anyway, there you have one of the fruits of my labours today.  And I have enough project photos to keep me blogging for a few days, not to mention enough cards to keep my Birthday Stampers busy.

What does your workspace look like when you are in the midst of a creative frenzy?

Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (w129627; c129630)*; Bring On the Cake (w121899; c121958)
Paper: Island Indigo (122923), Bashful Blue (105120), Calypso Coral (122925), Early Espresso (119686) and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock; Tea For Two Designer Series Paper (129311)
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Early Espresso (126974) and Soft Suede (126978)
Accessories:  Tea Time Trinkets (129326), 3/8" Ruffled in Calypso Coral (122976); 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Linen Thread (104199)
Tools:  3" Circle Originals die (122125); 2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906); Honeycomb Embossing Folder (129378)
Bring on the Cake Stamp Set
Feeling Sentimental
 Tea for Two DSP
Tea Time Trinkets

Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon


  1. your card is a vintage masterpiece, I luv this stamp set...thanks for the inspiration and oh thanks for sharing your work table, we would get along great...lol.

    enjoy *~*

    1. Thanks, Teresa! I suppose there are a few stampers who manage to keep their workspaces clean, but I just can't do it when I'm running with an idea! Sigh!

  2. Heather, love this color combo! My work table resembles yours on way too many days! :)

    1. Thanks, Lee-Anne. Looks like we're in good company!


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