January 1, 2008

Welcome 2008... Yada, Yada, Yada...

I don't know why the phrases "blah, blah, blah" and "yada, yada, yada" seem to fit so well with the new year... maybe I am a tad twisted. Anywhoo... Happy New Year!

I love how the Kitchen Sink Stamps are so graphic and contemporary. I am constantly wanting to use them for one layer designs... in fact, I often have to push myself to add layers. In this case I added depth with color, image layering and unique embellishments... all wonderful substitutes for using papers to create depth and textures.

Ink: Brilliance Rocket Red (for extra "pop" and to make the red layer super SOLID), SU! inks; Brilliance Blue, Gable Green, Yo-Yo Yellow. Stamped on a White Card from Paper Source. Accessories: Jingle Bell, Silver Cord, Red Organza Sheer Ribbon.

BIG NEWS: I have a 2008 Challenge for you (and me!)... I will be offering one sketch, color combo and theme per week... each Wednesday. I will also be discussing some basic concepts of design, composition and color. If you complete each challenge you will have 52 cards made, and hopefully you will learn a bit more about your own style and improve your design skills! So please check back tomorrow for the first fun challenge for 2008! Beginners, non-stampers and non-card-makers welcome! I hope you will all play along!

I wish you all a healthy, peaceful and joyful 2008.

9 comments:

Wife2TJ said...

Wishing you a blessed New Years!!!

Erin K said...

This is a really cool card! :)

Jennifer said...

Great idea for a challenge! I hope this gives me just the motivation I need to really start stamping again! Can't wait for the 1st challenge.

Juliann said...

Great card Sarah! I have such a hard time making cards with no layers and stuff! Looking forward to your challenges!
happy New Year!

Maggie said...

Love the card & the challenge! Can't wait to get started!

Happy New Year to you too!

care-in said...

This is a great card, can't wait for your challenges!

Julie Masse said...

Another great card! It's so much fun!

angie said...

So cute and festive ~ Perfect for New Year's! Looking forward to seeing your challenges. Thanks, Sarah!

Lori said...

I love the bold, modern look you created here. I'm looking forward to the first challenge!