Sunday, March 16, 2008

Ducky Stamp!


I have had this Ducky stamp for a while and I've used it a couple times. I used it originally for a baby gift, then later for an Easter card. This year I had too many ideas for Easter cards but I felt like using this stamp again. I am working on colouring more and this one is perfect for that so I pulled it out and stamped it. Then it sat waiting for me to pick up my pencil crayons for about a week. I finally felt inspired today and grabbed it. Although it doesn't show up well in the picture there is more contrast between the yellow duck and the green around it. Watercolour pencil crayons are the best!
Originally I had been thinking of doing a "just ducky" card, but looking at it I just kept thinking of relaxing. I saw my "enjoy" stamp from Studio G and knew the sentiment needed to be "enjoy a little 'me' time." The rest of the sentiment is inside the card. I played around trying to find a good combo of colours, happy with the middle but not sure about what DP to use. Finally I pulled out this fab BG paper and decided it worked. Some brads, a mix of some bars and shimmer ones, and voila! Perfect for reminding a friend to destress! And I know she needs it since she's working on her master's thesis right now! Been there, done that, know all about the stress!
Recipe:
Stamps: "Sleeping Witzy" from Little Suzy's Zoo by Rubber Stampede, "enjoy" by Studio G
Ink: ColorBox black and dark blue
Papers: BG pink herringbone, dark and light blue cardstock, white cardstock
Other: green bar brads, green and yellow shimmer brads by MM, flower ribbon from Michael's, blue Sakura glaze pen, white Sakura gel pen
Hoping everyone had a little "me" time this weekend. And I think I need to get myself a colouring book. I haven't had any ideas for drawings to colour and I just do not have enough stamps to feed my colouring craving! Although I do have some Bellas on the way, assuming I can ever get my car out of my parking spot. Stupid ice around the wheels not melting!

6 comments:

Janine said...

What a sweet image!!
Have a great day!!! We have sunshine!! :)))

All Pink girl said...

Hi i have just found your blog,i am so glad i did you make gorgeous cards ,Dawnxxx

Carolyn King said...

that is adorable. love the stamp and your sweet card!

beate said...

That is sooo cute!
Hugs and smiles

Bethany Paull said...

How sweet! I love the V of the paper and that great sentiment.

JenMarie said...

This is so precious!