Monday, November 25, 2013

Thinking of You!

Hi all and happy Monday! I have a little creativity to kick off your week! I grabbed a sketch over at Pagemaps and had a wee bit of fun! 

So... here's the sketch.....

And, here's my take on it! Even though it is close to winter here -- I thought we could all use a dose of spring, right? I mean spring sings eternal in the happy heart, isn't that how that saying goes? And, who couldn't use a few more "Thinking of You" cards in their stash? 

I started with a die cut circle, and then I grabbed one of the new Tim Holtz stencils. This one is called a Honeycomb Layering Stencil. I laid it on the circle and sponged on some Distressed Scattered Straw ink. The stamp is one Becky Fleck designed for Penny Black called A Bunch. I stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then grabbed my Copics and colored it up with the Sunflower and Pistachio Collections grouped by Flourishes. The area behind the flowers was shaded using Iced Aqua.   Cut the image out, mount it on the circle and then, following the sketch -- mat it all up with a splash of foam tape. I used some of the scraps from my decorative scrap paper bin, so I am not really sure who designed these prints! Sorry! I added a little seam binding ribbon and some bling and.... almost done! The sentiment was stamped and then punched using a Stampin' Up Oval punch. 

Here's a close up!
And that, my friends, is it! As always, if you ever want some inspiration to kick off some creativity in your own stamping spaces, is only a click away! Click on the Cardmaps link and there are literally hundreds of sketches right there at your fingertips!

Hope your Monday gets off to a good start! I'll see you back here real soon! 


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Glenda Brooks said...

I love this. So bright and cheerful!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is beautiful! With the snow outside today this looks like a breath of spring!!

Leslie Miller said...

I'll take flowers anytime! This is so pretty, Julie!

Terry said...

Julie, share some of these grand spring moments with Curt who lost his fav Shotsy dog yesterday to a lung weakness. C.could use some sunny uplifting friend moments most certainly. He's a winner of a crafter and A+ in the thoughtful department with a whole lot of photo smarts on the side. Just had to stop by since your honey of a card reminded me of your knowing C.
Keep Looking UP!

Terry said...

Please let rubbermaid know. Thank you.
Keep Looking UP!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Springy goodness right here. Fresh and pretty.