Thursday, August 6, 2015

Dem Bones

Ever have days where it just feels like your mojo has gone on a vacation without you?  That's kinda how I feel with stamping today.  I think probably partly because I'm kinda sorta a little bit obsessed with my current cross stitch project so that's all I want to work on, even though I have baby books to do and only 11 weeks until my friend's due date.

But I did get a few new stamps earlier this week.


Like everybody else, I'm totally in love with the dinosaurs in the new catalog and I had to get them even though I have an older dinosaur stamp set.  I used a sketch and color challenge for this, and although I love the sketch and the color challenge, this card feels a little out of balance to me.  I think it's too heavily weighted to the left; if the T-Rex was facing the other direction I think it would work better for me.  Dangit.

Anyway, here's the fabby colors from The Color Throwdown:


I mixed two old In Colors with two new ones:  Baja Breeze (still so sad it's retired!), Crisp Cantaloupe, Tip Top Taupe, and Cucumber Crush.

And here's the Mojo Monday sketch:


So I'm thinking about sending this card to my dad because he could use some encouragement right now, but I also don't want him to think I'm comparing him to a dinosaur.  Hmm.

Ok, I'm off to work on some other to-dos on my list.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  No Bones About It
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Versamark
Paper:  Cucumber Crush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baja Breeze, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush DSP
Accessories:  Star punch (retired), 1 3/4" circle punch, Dimensionals, white EP

6 comments:

tanisha larsen said...

i love this stamp set. your card turned out cute.

CCsMom said...

Cute. I ought to get you to make me some of these for a little guy I write to . . . he likes to get mail, so if his parents don't object, I'll continue to send him a card or a postcard now and again for fun. He would LOVE this card. So cute.

Mimi said...

This card is awesome! You did a great job using those colors with a dino stamp-- I would have never seen that coming based on the palette, and here you totally rocked it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the play on words! Such a fun way to showcase the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cut card Christy. Love how you used the colors for a boy card. Darling image... I almost ordered that set the other day. :) Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Lori said...

This is adorable! Love these colors with the dino image--a perfect match! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!