Nothing but blue skies...

Monday, August 26, 2013

A while ago I went through my stamp sets and I realised there are so many stamps I still haven't used. All the large stamps have definitely been giving a work out but it seems that the little ones were being left untouched. So I decided that I was going to make an effort to use some of the smaller pieces, but I had to work out how to make them stand out!

DESIGNED FOR | Hampton Art
PROJECT | Nothing But Blue Skies card

THE PROCESS| I drew up a simple design using a window frame and figured that if I kept the color-scheme of the card very neutral and only used black ink with the stamp then it might just work. I used distress inks to form the sky and once it had dried I stamped the little bird directly onto the distressed background. Then I stamped the sentiment in black ink to begin with but it took away the focus from the little bird stamp so I decided to re-stamp it in a matching color to the sky.

Hampton Art - Authentique Footloose Cling Stamp Set (IC0233)
ColorBox Doodlebug Pigment Ink - Swimming Pool
ColorBox Doodlebug Pigment Ink - Beetleblack
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn
Neenah - Solar White Paper
Jillibean Soup - Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup (Garlic Flakes)
Sequins (Opaque White)

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  1. Dang it all, Melinda, there you go again, blowing one completely away with your CAS style....those sequins got me...perfect finishing touch...LOOOOVE the window frame:):):)

  2. Oh I love it Melinda. Luv Sandie xoxo

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  4. This is absolutely stunning! I love the striking simplicity of your design! Awesome!!! :D

  5. I adore the sweet simplicity of your gorgeous card!

  6. This is stunning, how cute is that stamp and it really has center stage on your card.. love it..

  7. Melinda this is just the prettiest...those white sequins are just the perfect touch..

  8. Beautiful card, Melinda...just love the white against the shades of blue, and the window frame is just adorable!

  9. Hello from Belgium, you have done a great card! I love the little bird so delicate! Bravo and congratulations, good Sunday

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  10. I love the simple silhouette against the beautiful blue sky! It's so different from your usual style of 'the more the merrier'! There doesn't seem to be any style you can't master.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely and inspiring work!:)