Funny, I'm finding that my cards for the 52 Card Challenge at Kool Kitty Musings are making me s l o w d o w n. Kind of contemplative card making. Maybe because I know that, no matter how long a card takes, it's never going to be as long as a layout? Or perhaps because I'm not thinking about the story I need to tell? I like it. Expectation management, I guess.
This week's challenge? Breathe new life into old stash. So I picked up a Prima stamp (from a Quirky Kit) which has been staring at me, daring me to use it for months. I had spotted an interesting card on the October Afternoon blog: one with a stark, neutral background and brightly coloured embellishments and I took inspiration from that to stamp some Jenni Bowlin grey "weathervane" ink onto white cardstock over and over again to make a canvas. My sewing machine is still threaded with last week's yellow, so I added a bit of stitching and a few drops of OA Sprinkler ink...
..and then I made another one. This might be a Valentine card. Maybe.
And after that, I looked at the pretty cardstock label packaged with the stamp and thought - I'm going to use that somewhere. Maybe next time?