Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Just Wanna Stamp!

Have you ever wanted to just pull out your stamps...doesn't matter which one...just a stamp set and just stamp and stamp and stamp? Not thinking about what you're gonna do with it once you're through stamping?
There are so many challenges, and sketches, and artwork out there, that I couldn't decide what to do. All I wanted to do was stamp and stamp and then stamp some more! So last evening, I sat at my worktable, with Bella in the middle of it and Auggie right behind me, and that is all I did.
I went to my boxes of stamps, closed my eyes and pulled out a stamp set. What I pulled out was Cottage Floral. I was just so pleased with myself that I picked this one. I had seen on the corp BB a card done by Krista Ritskes ( using this stamp set. But, I didn't want to use the same colors as Krista did, nor did I want to copy from the Boom Di Ada paper pack. I was in a more mellow mood, so I pulled out some pastel colors. (Lilac Mist, Blush, Buttercup, Baby Pink, Amethyst, and Sweet Leaf) And I stamped and stamped and stamped. OK, a better word to use is I random stamped on a full sheet of White Daisy Cardstock. But I felt that with flowers you need stems right? So, I pulled the stem stamp out of the Tickle Pink promo stamp set and used that as well. We just can't have those leaves just hanging out there now can we?
So, after I was done stamping all over the sheet of cardstock. Remember...I have a thing about white spaces! I really thought it needed something else. So I glance back at Krista's card and I saw she used "Spot On Backgrounds" stamp set and stamped over everything. So I thought....what color do I want to with this polka dot stamp on this sheet of cardstock. First I thought of Bamboo, but that would have been too dark. Then I thought of a color I hadn't used from the Spring color line. But then I had so many colors going on that thought was vetoed. So, I went to back to the Neutral inks and gave the color Parchment a try. OOOoooo eeeee! That did it! Made my night!! Using this parchment ink was very forgiving. Now I don't know about you...but I have dickens of a time trying to line up this stamp when I am working on a large area. Even if it is acrylic! So that's the case here, but you can hardly tell. And.....using this ink and stamping it with the polka dots...really toned down all the colors.

I am so pleased how it turned out, that I may never cut into it!
Wanna see? it is!

Now, I am not sure what to do with it...but I am sure I'll think of something. Meanwhile, it'll sit on my work table till I think of something.

Thanks for stopping by.....till next time...

Happy Stamping!



Kathi Carlson said...

Your random-stamped paper is so pretty! Love the colors you chose. Funny what you said about just wanting to stamp. The other night, I just wanted to color, so I stamped a bunch of lined images and colored them with Prismacolor colored pencils. Like you, I don't know what I'm going to do with them. It just felt good at the time to do what I felt like doing. Perhaps, that's what this hobby is all about! Enjoy the evening!

Ramona said...

Well that is just too funny but I do relate. Some times I just want to stamp !! I often dont know what! Why not a simple background paper.