Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Clean and Simple Things

My brain is refusing to cooperate with me.  I have a story to write and it's just not coming.  I can either eat copious amounts of chocolate (which plays havoc with my Weight Watchers points) or give my brain something else to focus on for a while.  I decided to play along with two challenges: Color My Heart: Black, White Daisy, Silver, and Indian Corn Blue and Heart2Heart: Clean and Simple.

Here's what I came up with:

I used pigment ink in Silver and Indian Corn Blue to emboss the images on the tag.  The background is Silver pigment that hasn't been embossed.  I colored the wings and stamped the sentiment in Black and used White Daisy cardstock.  I used a paintbrush and water to pick up Indian Corn Blue from the lid of a dye ink pad then flicked it over top of the background.  Although I did my flicking after the tag was affixed, I recommend you do the whole background before attaching the tag.

If I clean up my desk area, I can probably procrastinate another ten or fifteen minutes. **Sigh**

Let's hope my characters start talking to me soon! 

Until next time,


  1. Beautiful card, Becca! I love how you used the colors of the dare. thanks for joining us at Color My Heart. It's good to see you here!

  2. Now I know what to do with that stamp set. Simple yet Awesome card. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  3. I love it, I really like the colours, very vibrant and awesome! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

    Brandi R.
    H2H DT member

  4. Fun card, Becca! I've had difficulty envisioning how to use that stamp set and I thank you for inspiring me. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at the Color Dare!
    :) Marie

  5. Beautiful. I love how you did the butterfly on the popped up tag. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  6. WOW! I love this stamp set and what you did with it is simply stunning!

  7. I love the quote! I find it ironic you couldn't come up with a story for writing when this card tells a story of man's creativity (invention) morphing into a beautiful butterfly. There is so much symbolism in this piece. Love when art stimulates the brain!

  8. Lovely, Becca. I love all the subtle ways you added in the color combination. Thanks for joining the Color Dare.

  9. Becca, I am so glad to see your beautiful work again! I love how you popped up that tag, Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  10. I love everything about this. So stylish. Great work. And it's a pleasure to make your virtual acquaintance. I'm a writer too (journalist.)

  11. Wow wow wow- this is stunning! I actually gasped when I saw it. So many elements and yet you have kept it simple- amazing job. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H.


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