Thursday, August 16, 2012

How about some orange???

I might not use orange a whole lot, but it was sure fun for these two projects.
 I wanted to do some experimenting so I took the chevron border stamp by Hero Arts and stamped it three times, turning it in the opposite direction each time. I stamped it with black ink and embossed that with clear embossing powder because I love how intense that makes the black. Next I took the Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain and colored over the embossed design. I love how the Distress Stains add color plus the black embossed image acted as a resist.  The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge right now is to use a favorite technique and using the Distress Stains for coloring in one of my more favorite to play with.  This was now the foundation of my card using a sketch at Hero Arts for their August contest.
 The card base was embossed with a texture plate from PaperTrey, Inc but you really can't see that embossing in my photos.  After I used that Marmalade, I thought that using something purple would be a great contrast.  I stamped the flower twice by applying the purple Distress Stain directly onto the rubber and then stamping it. I loved the watercolor look that that produced.   I only used the stem of one of the flowers and this stamp comes in a set that includes a matching die. I LOVE these die/stamp sets from Hero Arts.  The sentiment strip was created by stamping the sentiment a few times on white cardstock and then coloring that with Distress Stain. 
 I also wanted to share my card for a recent CPS sketch.  The patterned paper and the little tag are both from digital kits.
 The Stamps of Life stamps is our sponsor this month and I used the Hexagon set for my card. I stamped an outline hexagon stamp over the patterned paper and then used one of the hexagon stamps for an accent piece.
Now for a couple photos...
 We went down to the beach for a bit yesterday. I took a few photos with the Hipstamatic camera on my phone.  Does this just look like the "life"!
How does it get better to swing with a view like that.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Gorgeous cards!!! I loveeeeeeee the chevrons and the hexagons!!! And loveeee the pics!!

  2. Linda I just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Wishing you a creative weekend. Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely DigiStamps4Joy digi stamps of your choice to the value of $20 Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  3. Oh man...those beach pictures are so cool. Here in the midwest, we don't have a beautiful beach to visit everyday. :) Beautiful pictures. Your cards are pretty. I particularly like the first one; the orange against the white is very striking. The purple cut flowers and sentiment also add a lot. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. fabulous job with the orange colouring..

  5. Such a beautiful color combo on the first card, Linda. The orange and purple go so nicely together. Love the beachy themed card too.

  6. Your cards are beautiful, especially the first! The contrast between the orange and purple is spot on and such a cool distressed look!