Thursday, 8 March 2012

OLW 82 - Getting Swirly

This week's OLW challenge is to use a swirl. Wow! The possibilities are endless! But it still has to be one layer (which is the REAL challenge for me!) and clean and simple. Here's what I ended up with:

Yes, I've decided to singlehandedly bring Kaleidacolor (not Kaleidescope, as I previously thought!) ink pads back into card-making vogue! I do think that they can add a lot of interest to a project. I re-discovered this alphabet in my pile of Stampin' Up stamps (Contempo Alphabet). I hadn't even mounted the stamps onto the blocks, but I do like it - it's clean and well, contemporary!

On another note, I promised to let you know about my blog header.  One day when I was on Etsy, I came across Eat, Pray, Create, where Minna, the shop owner, makes custom stamps.

You can imagine, that as a child named Ardyth, I rarely had anything with my name on it, so now I'm thrilled that there are so many places where you can order customized items. I immediately fell in love with Minna's style (her own handwriting) and asked her to make me a stamp that I could use on the backs of my cards. Then I asked if she could make me an image file that I could use as my blog banner.

My vision was to have my name and MASKerade with a tiny mask at the end of each, so that they would tie in together.

You've seen the blog header, here's the stamp:

Working with Minna was fun and easy even though all communication was via email - I definitely recommend that you take a look at her shop!

Stamps: Swirl, welcome - Papertrey, alpha Stampin' Up!
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury 120 lb
Ink: Kaleidacolor Bouquet, Memento London Fog
Accessories: Stickles


Darnell J Knauss said...

Love how you did the blingy baby card. It is great because it looks like a CELEBRATION, which having a bagy is! Love that you got a name stamp and new banner. It's fabulous! (I know what you mean about unusual names.)

Susie said...

You've done a wonderful job with this challenge. Your card is beautiful.

Sharon Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! She will love it! {and I adore your name}!!

Susan said...

Gorgeous baby card...and the personalized stamp is wonderful. I stamp the backs of all my cards too and I'm always searching for the "perfect" stamp for that purpose!