Sunshine on Circle Chicks!

When I first opened the Ray of Sunshine Stamp Set, I couldn’t see the sun, instead all I could see where chickens! Sadly though when I attempted to create what I saw in my mind, it simply didn’t happen. That was until I remembered the Circle Thinlets.

This was my “Ah-Ha” Moment. Once I had my base-card the rest fell into place quickly. I even used some of the Lullaby DSP (which is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous) rather than a DSP stack I’ve fallen into the habit of grabbing.

Ray of Sunshine - New Ray of Sunshine - Closed - JIFGold Foil Paper has been used on the beaks, wings and post of the “Woo Hoo” banner from the Big News Stamp Set. I stamped the curved “sun-ray/shark-fin” onto the back of a scrap of Gold Foil Paper then cut it out to use as a wing on my Mama Bird and Baby Bird. Obviously both the wing and beak have been cut down CONSIDERABLY for Baby Bird.

It’s only now that I realize that I didn’t sponge ANY of the circles, oops, next time! Inside the card looks like this. The tiny-tiny heart is from the Owl Builder Punch.

Ray of Sunshine - New Ray of Sunshine - Open - JIF
CARD RECIPE

Cardstock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry,  So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Ray of Sunshine, Big News
Classic Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Lullaby
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Punches: Heart (Itty Bitty Accents Pack), Owl Builder
Framelits: Circles Collection
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snip, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Anywhere Glue Stick, Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

How cute is this huh? Looking at the weather forecasts it looks like it’s going to be PERFECT weather for creating – may the enthusiasm be with you. And if you aren’t creating, have a wonderful time whatever it is you plan to do!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Ray of Sunshine!

When I first saw this stamp set I couldn’t get my hands on it quick enough. Then it arrived. I circled it. I continued to circle it. I circled it some more. This week I finally stopped circling it.

My problem is that I cannot, and I mean CANNOT, associate the sun with any color other than yellow and as I’m not the most “yellow” of people, I find it difficult to work with this color (yellow and green should never be seen – is this an actual saying as it seems to apply to me, a LOT!).

Here is what I finally achieved. Note: all circles are YELLOW… ha!

Ray of Sunshine - Bloom of Hope - JIFTo be honest I actually like this card. The flower from Bloom with Hope Stamp Set has been colored with the new Melon Mambo Blendabilities which shall be available for purchase in TEN days (August 1st).

For this next card having chosen So Saffron and Tangelo Twist Cardstock, I then used those two colors in Classic Ink with a Gorgeous Grunge Stamp to create some depth to the Whisper White Cardstock background.

Ray of Sunshine - You ARE my sunshine - JIFThis third and final card has become a favorite of mine thanks to the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set. I’ve yet to decide if the image I’ve used as the background in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink is a feather or a leaf skeleton, whichever it is, I LIKE IT! 🙂

Ray of Sunshine - Happy Hooray - JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadows, Crushed Curry,
So Saffron, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets: Ray of Sunshine, A Happy Hooray, Bloom with Hope
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron
Blendabilities: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Framelits: Circles Collection
Punch: Banner
DSP: All Abloom, Moonlight
Ribbon: 1/8″ Melon Mambo Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Should you require any of these fabulous products for your stash, don’t hesitate to contact me to place your order. The sooner you place your order, the sooner you receive your order!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Ray of Sunshine Mojo!

Inspiration came slowly for this week’s Mojo Monday. Several backgrounds were created until I settled on a DSP from the All Abloom DSP Stack and voila. This is my interpretation of this week’s sketch.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - JIF

And here is the Mojo Monday’s Sketch 355.

mojo355It’s incredible how much the background “creates” the card as such. In this background there are so many colors to work with and then some. Island Indigo ended up being my “anchoring” color, using it on my right-hand strip and for the banner which I’ve inked in with a Gorgeous Grunge stamp. I’ve also used some of those stamps on the right-hand strip and over the sun also.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - Banners and Leaves - JIFThe leaves were from the wonderful new Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die-Cut with Crumb Cake Cardstock. The sun was created with a Circle Framelit, the Triangle Punch in Hello Honey Cardstock and the circle template from the Essentials Paper Piercing Mat. The beautiful sentiment is from the Ray of Sunshine Stamp Set.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - Triangle Sun - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Ray of Sunshine
Classic Ink: Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Punch: Triangle, Scallop Edge
Framelits: Circles Collection
Die-Cut: Flower Frenzy Bigz L
Paper Piercing: Essentials Mat
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat,
Sponges, Stampin’ Mist and Scrub

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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