Thursday, 21 February 2013

Moving Forward....



When I saw Retro Sketches#51 this week I immediately thought of the Moving Forward stamp set from Stampin' Up! It just might be my current favourite, I think. I can't say NEW favourite because it has been around in Australia since our Annual catalogue was released last September, but I seem to be using it once or twice each week at the moment.
The image in the sketch looks like something moving off the page, but then after I had coloured in my stamp, I couldn't quite bring myself to do that, oh dear! I probably should try that though, to push my boundaries a little, LOL.
Well, actually, I did challenge myself by using the colours presented at ColourQ#177  this week. Not at all a combination I would have readily chosen, but the Cherry Cobbler decided that I was using the cute trike image and not the sailboat! And then I needed the frog and some stems for Always Artichoke, and where to add the Pool Party?

I used the "ink to rubber" technique to colour this stamp in so many different colours. It isn't as technical as it might sound, and gives a more subtle watercolour-like finish, and Moving Forward is a perfect set to use this technique with,  even though the frog, flowers, and a little bird are all separate images to make it easier to colour them differently.
Well, you'll notice that I layered Pool Party under Cherry Cobbler and used some natural buttons and Bakers twine in Cherry Cobbler and white to finish off.




Its quite a simple little card for this challenge, hope you like it and don't forget to take a look at the challenge sites for lots more inspiration. If you're quick, you can enter too. Happy stamping!
Rachel

4 comments:

  1. This is really fun, love the image. Thank you for sharing with us this weeka t the colourQ!

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  2. Rachel, I love your sweet card, especially the frog, great birthday card! thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

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  3. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/02/52-card-pickup-28.html

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  4. Cute! Love that bike!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel