in the middle of camp packing and sewing, i made some time to play a few challenges for "dare to get dirty" on splitcoast. in other words, i stayed up and stamped way too late! but i had fun and created some really cute cards. "hello orange" above was for an orange challenge + a garden challenge. i don't get why people don't like orange--it's such a happy color, with lots of possibilities. i kept my "garden" clean and simple. eucalyptus by a muse makes a pretty pattern in orange and blue!
this one was for a challenge to strut your stuff + a cas white space challenge. i'm strutting a few things i either haven't used at all or haven't used in a while--the circle line stamp from the personal stationery clear set and the vintage bicycle and sentiment, all from a muse, plus an arturo note card i've had forever! i've pictured this bicycle as a simple color on color "letterpress" style card for a while now, so that was my plan. a bicycle t-shirt of my daughter's inspired my colors, but i had a hard time figuring out how to add interest to the one layer layout. and then i thought of the circle line stamp--i used to use this all the time! i think it added a modern edge to the design, for the overall modern vintage look i was going for. and you know how much i love white space!
and finally, bee sweet! this was for two challenges, also--cas color on color stamping (pink ink on pink paper for cupcake top, yellow on yellow for bottom) + winged things. sweet and simple and lots of white space here, too!! this is yet another idea i've had buzzing around in my head for a while now--so many stamps, so little time! oh so little time.
back to packing...