Mar 22, 2011

Embellish Magazine Challenge 2

Hello my friends.  I've been going through a transitional moment with my hobby.  I'll share more in the near future.  I've been reading a lot of motivating blogs and I've been 'checking' my actually crafting skill and style.  While I've done well in mastering my crafting skill - being able to use a variety of tools and techniques - I think I've almost neglecting working on my own style.  I hope to fix that in the near future.  More on that to come.

Anyway, with that said, I wasn't truly satisfied with my last entry for the Embellish challenge.  Fortunately they let you enter in 2 entries, so here is my second entry - which I am much more happier with.
What do you think?  I clear embossed the wood grain background stamp on both the gray and green cardstock.  I used a filing tool to distress the edges of the paper.  I used my red tape, that had flowers on it, I cut off the flower portion so I could use it on this masculine card.  I needed to incorporate the red color somehow.
For fun, I used blue acrylic paint with a stipple brush which adds a lot of texture. I used my wonderful Rough Edges stamp set that I've had for years from Stampin' Up!  It is a great alphabet set, I get uppercase and lowercase and it has its own little storage box.  I'm so happy I've held on to this set for so long.

Welcome into my creative 'evolution'.  I welcome your comments and feedback as I start to share more with you, my process, my realizations, and my motivations.  I hope to keep your interest and maybe encourage you to grow in your own creative environment.
Happy stamping!



  1. This is so cool! I love the woodgrain! Thanks so much for playing along with Embellish!

  2. Well I still love your little truck card and you should too!! But yay I'm so happy you played again. I love your style! Thank you so much for playing along in the Embellish Challenge.