Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 15 of Creativity...

Day 15: Do you like to try new things?  What about trying something new do you like or dislike?

When it comes to crafty things, I like to try new techniques, but I do get discouraged easily. I definitely have my comfort zone of things I feel I'm good at - and I have to be in the right frame of mind to push outside that zone.

My most recent "new technique" is one I learned about from Splitcoaststampers - a beyond-fabulous resource for anything stamping related. Last week's Wednesday tutorial was on Delft Tile, and it looked simple enough for me to give it a shot...and I liked it so much I did two.

Supplies: white cardstock, scored at 1" with Martha Stewart scoring board;
floral & butterfly stamps by Inkadinkado;
sentiment by Studio G; silver eyelets from stash;
Dusty Concord distress ink; sponge; oval Nestabilities;
earrings by Cheryl Mosher

Supplies: white cardstock, scored with Martha Stewart Scoring board at 1";
floral & butterfly stamps from Inkadinkado;
sentiment from Wordsworth;
Tumbled Glass Distress ink; sponge; 1 1/8" circle punch
I really like how these turned out - I think I'd like to try it again using coloured cardstock.


Jingle said...

This looks really fantastic! I am going to have to try this!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Just wanted to thank you for leaving me a comment on my blog. I really like your two cards. Good for you trying something new too! I love both cards especially love the color on the second one. I may have to go and check out that tutorial. It looks really awesome.

Nancy K said...

These are gorgeous! I'm sometimes skeptical about trying a new technique, unless I've seen it demoed in person, then I'm more than happy to try it myself. I do have to say, I will be going over to Splitcoast to check this technique out!! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Wow, really love that tile effect! I may have to try it! Love how you added those drop earrings on the 1st card too.