Wednesday, February 11, 2015
My very weak attempt at humorous word play was inspired by a new to me stamp set from Stampin' Up. The stamp set is called Moon Lake, but every time I see it I think Moon River, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Audrey Hepburn singing. While 'Moon Lake' isn't as melodic, it is a beautiful stamp set and oh so perfect for masculine cards. I am in dire need of some manly cards in my stash since there are quite a few birthdays approaching and no cards in sight!
Both of the cards I made are a nice blending of the old with the new. My newly inked stamps went perfectly with my retired Well Worn dsp and always artichoke ribbon. I also had to dig into my retired card stock for the river rock base.
I used a combination of markers and pastels to color the images, but I think I really like the pastels better for this stamp set. My marker skills still need a lot of work, and chalk is pretty forgiving and blends so well!
In a few days, my DD1 will be celebrating a milestone birthday and I am trying to come to terms with the fact that my first baby is no longer a baby... While we have fun day planned, I know I will be just a little sad, but mostly proud of the wonderful young woman she has become. I scoffed at the 'blink of an eye' concept when I was up to my elbows in diapers and sleepless nights, but today I'm feeling a little wiser. My sleepless nights do occur less frequently, yet now they are for more weighty concerns. I also find myself mentally apologizing to my own mother for every time that I must have made her worry... I guess there truly is a circle of life-not just a Disney/Elton John song!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I've given you a little inspiration and I really appreciate your visit! Have a fantastic day!
Card Recipe: Paper-very vanilla, early espresso, river rock (ret), Well Worn dsp (ret), Ink-memento tuxedo black, always artichoke, cajun craze, crumb cake, early espresso, Stamp Set-Moon Lake, Accessories-pastels, always artichoke denim ribbon (ret), ticket duo builder punch, word window punch