You know I was actually afraid to get on my blog and post today! I knew it had been quite a while since my last card, and boy was it ever! Three weeks! I don't know how other bloggers do it. Once I was done with my Christmas cards all my focus went to other holiday activities.
So here we are in the New Year and I am ready to go! I decided to get the mojo goin' by doing a challenge or two. First two cards were VERY so-so and I won't be sharing those......yet! I was much more pleased with my next two efforts. This one is from Taylor VanBruggen's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge!
I just LOVE my Medallion background stamp (see last THREE posts!) and this sketch SCREAMED for it. I used some pretty bright colors, which I like a lot, but tend to use less frequently. I think Pink Passion and Pumpkin Pie look yummy together. I have a lot of birthdays coming up so Crazy For Cupcakes seemed like the perfect fit. I tried to be free with my coloring, not worrying if I completely filled in the lines. I'm particularly happy with the shading on the cupcake tops, using my Sahara Sand marker. It is a technique I've known about but never really used. It's a keeper!
It has been super cold here (-20°) in Iowa the last few days, so it's been great to stay home and STAMP! I have at least one more card to share soon and if this cold sticks around (and it's suppose to) I will have more posts coming!