Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ColourQ #57

Hi Stamping Friends!!  I'm back!!  Did ya even miss me?  It's been forever since I had a chance to stamp or even to blog.  I would list all the excuses of why, but I wouldn't want to bore you.  Instead, I'll just show you something I finally stamped for Arielle's ColourQ color challenge.


At my Ocotber Hostess Stamp Club gathering, I showed the gals the "thumping" technique.  They loved the look, so I decided to use it on my card for today.  This technique looks gorgeous on the Paisley Prints set that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  And it is so easy to do.  For the pumpkin, I inked up the entire stamp in More Mustard.  Then I "thumped" the image with the side of brush markers, in random patterns.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and the retired (but still loved) Taken With Teal.  I'm so glad I kept all my retired markers. 

The sentiment is from the Three Little Words set.  And the fabulous sketch comes from my favorite Stampin' Up! online hangout... Stampin' Addicts.  If you love SU! and are looking for awesome ideas, stop by SA and check out the alphabetized gallery.  There are some really beautiful projects there.  They also have lots of great tips and tricks and of course the latest Stampin' Up! news.  Plus, they have weekly challenges that you can participate in, whenever you want! 

This was supposed to be the last week of waterpolo games.  But it looks like our team may go to play-offs, so who knows when I'll get off this merry-go-round.  Besides, after waterpolo comes swimming and then summer leagues and then we start all over again.  :-)  Gotta love when your kids schedule dictates your schedule.  I'll try to squeeze in some stamping when I can.  Thanks for hanging in there with me!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Cindy said...

Oooo, yummy colors! Isn't it funny, I find I use the thumping technique more in autumn cards than at any other time. TFS!

Heidi Baks said...

Hey Krystal, this card would satisfy the Friday Mashup challenge too! http://fridaymashup.blogspot.com/2010/10/mashup-16.html

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Ohh love those colors! Your card is so cute! I love what you did with the Ribbon Border Punch.

Tanya Boser said...

Gorgeous! The multicolor pumpkin is to die for :)

TrishG said...

This is so fun. I love the layout and colors. I love the different colors of ribbon border and the twine.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I love what you've done with the punched strips on the bottom!