Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Out of the Comfort Zone - DCM

I finally had a chance to tackle this week's daring cardmaker challenge, which was to get out of the comfort zone. Looking at the cards that I've been making recently, I noticed that I've been using embossing folders and die cuts quite often. I've been using patterned and textured papers. I've been leaning toward collage and Asian type art. I decided to go back and make a card using an image that was simply stamped and colored with colored pencils. Here's that card....

This is a Fluffles stamp by Stampendous that I colored using Prismacolor colored pencils and a blender pencil. By the way, I made two of these images. I received a Lyra splender blender yesterday and I wanted to see if I could tell any difference between it and the Prismacolor. Nope. The results were similar. The sentiment is by Hampton Arts. I embellished with eyelets and a Fastenator staple--I hadn't used either of those in ages.

You know, this was a fun change of pace. :-) It also gave me a chance to feel in the mood for spring!


  1. This is cute - I really like the crisp, graphic lines you've acheived here. I'm almost getting scared to leave empty space on my cards, which is strange because I used to do lots of cards with just a small embellishment on a plain white background and now I don't seem able to leave it at that. Maybe that's worth revisitng...

    Glad you enjoyed the challenge

  2. Well Done Jay for stepping out of your comfort zone.. you've made such a happy card.. love that cute stamp..
    I also wanted to tell you that I just love your blog.. it's jammed packed with inspiration :o)

  3. Cute little card...can't knock a rubber stamp in my book!

  4. Such a cute stamp you've used J. Fab card.


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