Sunday, February 20, 2011

Where Your Heart Is

This is the stamp set I won from OWH (see sidebar) . It's designed by Melanie Meunchinger over at Hands, Head and Heart.  StampTV had a release party this weekend for their newest stamps and I wanted to use Melanies creation for all the challenges.  It was a bit intimidating as I've never used this set before and I was nervous about coloring the hands so they would look realistic.  (can you imagine me sweatin' it over that???)  I just decided to DO IT.  Here are my creations.   This set is SO versatile I know it will be a favorite go to set for many occasions. All the stamp sets from Gina K Designs @ Stamp TV stamp so beautifully.  I've never worked with any others that stamp this nice. There's just a softness to them and yet they are so clear.  So here we go, One image, three ways.

Okay, first up was the color challenge.  Use green and yellow and one neutral color on your card.  This was the most difficult one for me as I know they are primary colors and I do love yellow but I'm not real fond of green.  I managed though and was glad I had this ribbon and these large brads on hand.  I'm still in the process of "using things up" and I really got to do a lot of that with these three challenges today.

Next up:  Use string, twine, jute something besides ribbon. When I think of string or twine I think of autumn and hay bales. I want to play with these hand images some more and this is what came to mind. I cut out the hands completely  then traced around them on the pumpkin image then trimmed the pumpkin image to glue behind the hands. Then layered them on top of the first stamped image which I left uncolored. This will go to my neighbor who grows and sells us such wonderful organic produce all summer long. I will give it to them at the end of this years harvest season. I love it when what is in my head comes out of my hands. :)

The final challenge was to make a card like this sketch. 
This card is for a wonderful couple in our Sunday meeting that have been sixty-three years together.  In fact, this morning he spoke about their years together and how it takes wanting to do things for each other to stay a priority. On a daily basis not to try to get the last word.  It doesn't always happen but if we are aware of the Christ nature being first in our lives we will be more willing to have the right spirit about things.  We had a newly wed couple in our meeting this morning who's wedding we all attended yesterday.  I think he was talking to all of us though. The inside of this card says "the example you set. "   This will be a very fitting card to send to them next month. It was a fun challenge for me.  I've never tried that before, to use one image for all three challenges and this was the perfect image to do that with.  Thanks Melanie for your creation.  


  1. Beautiful cards, Janeen! Those hands are awesome and you did a great job of coloring them!

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  3. Cute card-love the one with the pumpkins