Tuesday, February 3, 2009

thank you kim hughes :)

longer ago than i care to mention, the delightful kim hughes sent me a stamp set to play with. her only request? post what i did on my blog. i did a few things, but they just didn't turn out. i'd stamp, try and color w/ watercolors, colored pencils, and markers. it just looked tacky. i have never denied my inability to work well with stamps, they are just something that i struggle with. i can do the alphas, but anything else forces me outside my comfort zone. i was lamenting this fact with kim at cha last week and she gave me permission to just play. apparently, that was all i needed. i ended up creating some really cute accents for this page that doubles as a journaling challenge and a designer lift challenge of tina aszmus at studio calico. i just love how the helicopters turned out. so thank you kim, i guess i just needed the permission! i will definitely be playing with these more in the future. to recreate these, buy the stamps here: cornish heritage farms, stamp the helicopter twice on white cardstock, twice on blue, once on red, and once on green. then cut out inside the lines of the red/green/white images to fill in the blue images as needed. i love the look!
i promise, i'll edit my cha pictures soon! and i have exciting news to share, i just have to make sure i can share it :)

11 comments:

Angela W said...

Thanks! I love stamp, but I hadn't thought to do that with them! Can't wait to hear your news and see your CHA pics!

Tracey said...

And play you did! This is a fantastic layout and the helicopters are adorable. Way to put your stamps to use!!

lisa said...

those helicopters rock - SO cute. as is the LO. =)

Queen of Paper said...

hehe, fun lo! Love that stamp by K Hughes. It fits this page so well ;)

PS I can't wait to see those pics ;) I LOVE CHA Winter 09!

Jody said...

You know I think everything you do is awesome!
And that's not nice teasing us like that...lol
Can't wait to hear your news! :)

*Paula* said...

LOVE the chopper - way cool Em!

Rachel Carlson said...

it's fantastic em!

Kim Hughes said...

well, I LOVE your page!!
you are stamping perfectly (stamping like a scrapbooker, not a stamper...you rocked that image)

:)

Mary Kay said...

I am so with you on the coloring stamp image thing. The piecing is awesome.

Suzy said...

Exciting news?!?! Can't wait to hear. :)

Linda Beeson said...

So LOVE Kim's stamps - you did an adorable job with them.