Monday, April 12, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again ...

I am very sorry for my absence for the past two weeks ... as I mentioned before, I was mui-mui busy creating lotsa stuff last week ... but I'm baaaa-aaaack!! Hopefully I can get on a more regular schedule ...

Actually, you will be hearing from me SEVERAL times this week as I showcase some things I made with some of my good "old" ISC (Innovative Stamp Creations) stamps!! Do ya ever notice how you buy that stamp set you just HAD to HAVE ... use it once, or twice ... then seem to have lost your mojo for it?? Sometimes if you just shake it up a bit - change the medium, layout, or even the technique - and you can find some of your old faves turning back into NEW faves, kwim?

That's what the girls at ISC are doing this week. We are dusting off some of our old FAVES and trying something new with them!!



We thought it would be fun to try to make a template/mosaic type card. How fun!! I haven't made one of these in like, forEVER!! AND it lets you play with multiple images from the same set in ways you would never have thought of before!!

If y'all leave a comment on this post (or the posts of ANY of the ISC Creative Architects' blogs) over the next three days you will be eligible to win a FREE ISC stamp sheet of your choice. You can even comment on the ISC Blog, too!! It's that simple. Leave a comment and you get in the drawing to win. Pretty easy, eh?? At the end of the three days (this coming Wednesday), winners will be chosen, so don't miss out!!

Stamps: About Me by ISC
Paper: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Gray Taffeta Ribbon, small pearl sticker, pop-up glue dots




30 comments:

Carole said...

I really do love this card layout -just might have to give this a try because goodness knows I have a few sets of stamps that could use some ink! LOL!

Merrylion said...

Wicked nice card.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful! Love the images you used and subtle color. Terrific job, Wendy!

jennifer said...

this is a great card, I love the template and all of the elements you used to create it, another set of stamps I need....

DIANE said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose. They really make the card an instant classic with those stamps. Great job!

Connie L said...

I'm always looking for card ideas that would be suitable for a man and this would be great! Thanks for sharing!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Wendy, your card is gorgeous!!! Love those colors...makes the images just pop!!Hugs, Sabrina

KAT said...

Hi Wendy - I am laughing because I had the same images picked out for this template card and then ended up going in another direction - great minds think alike huh? Love the card!

Shari Nelson said...

This is very pretty. I really like the color combination you used. It is vintage style, nice!

Alex said...

This is gorgeous Wendy!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Connie M. said...

Stunning, my friend!! LOVE the colors, and you know I LOVE this stemp set!! Hugs!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so totally classy....great choice of images and wonderfully muted shades....very dramatic

Dawn Frost said...

I have never done a mosaic card before. I'm off to dust off some of my ICI stamps!

leenda said...

Totally fierce!! Great job!

grandmalee said...

I'm surprised how much I like these colors together...they are a great choice for these stamps! Awesome work!

Sandra said...

wonderful!
I have some of those stamps, I must pull them out!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

Butterfly said...

Just love your card. Thanks for the inspiration. I am definitely going to pull out some of my old stamps and start creating. Helen R.

Anonymous said...

The colors on this card are different from most. Not a lot of color, but seems to fit the card perfectly. Also like one of the older ones with all the row boats. Great job on both. Edna

Anonymous said...

Wendy, how do you know what size to cut your mosaic pieces? Do you just keep trimming until you get nice margins or do you draw it out beforehand?
THX!
Nance in Reno

Mary R. said...

What a stunningly beautiful creation! You simply amaze me! ...don't stop!

Shawna said...

Welcome back Wendy! We have indeed missed you.........and your collage card is a beaut!

Connie said...

This card is beautiful. I would never have thought to put gray, crushed curry and artichoke together. To top it off, the stamp choices were awesome. Just the snippets of the stamps, showing the details, fit so well with the detail of the stamps. The mosaic type background was perfect for these stamps.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card Wendy! Love your layout and your colors!

Linda H said...

WOW WOW WOW! What a comeback! This card is wonderful!!! Love the layout, colors and everything else!!!

KOstvig said...

Very pretty

jan said...

What an interesting card this makes, my mind is already designing!!

Jan Castle said...

Very pretty Wendy!
Jan Castle

jovialjudi said...

Fabulous way to use some neglected stamps! The colors are soft and pretty. Beautifully done!

Stampin_melissa said...

Love the soft colors and yet your butterfly looks like it is ready to lift off your card! Beautiful!

debbie said...

very different looking....I kinda like it.....it's dark.