Saturday, 3 May 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Stripes!

This week I received a surprise in the mail - a copy of the latest Stampers' Sampler Catch Up issue. It includes three cards (copy of the page is further down) that I had sent in ages ago in response to a call for Take Ten art - cards that are on the more straight forward side - that can be made in about ten minutes. My cards didn't make it to Take Ten but I really like this SS Catch Up issue as it has a lovely range of stamped art and cards. Two of the cards are on striped backgrounds so I am using them as my entry for this week's Wednesday Stamper. All of the images are by Oxford Impressions (Cowgirl Blues plate).

It was the first time I had submitted to Take Ten because I feel like a fraud - I can't make anything in 10 minutes! It takes me that long just to settle at my desk!! I can probably reproduce a simple card in that time but only after I have spent a lot longer coming up with the prototype.

Still I think the concept of a magazine that promotes less fussy cards is great as stamping got so "arty" and complicated for a while there that everyone started thinking it was a waste to do it on cards that might be thrown out by their recipients (it is one of the reasons I started working on canvas boards and the more collectible ATCs etc). The current proliferation of simple stamp designs (which are often cute and sweet) is a pretty good indication that stampers that make cards want simpler designs and less time consuming techniques. Quick, easy & fun!

I'm on holidays now and have so many plans for creative activities (and commitments) before I head off to Melbourne next weekend in readiness for the Art Retreat the following weekend. Guess who is smiling??

PS Thanks to everyone that commented on my whinge in the last post - I'm happy to know I have such good company!

7 comments:

Hermine said...

They are fabulous!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are so wonderful. Fabulous cards. Love them all.

Femmy said...

all are fabulous!!! great images!

danisart said...

fab creation

DymphieM said...

Congrats on the publiciation. Your cards are really wonderful.

audrey h. said...

Big congrats! Love how the stripes go so well with those stamps :) As to Take Ten cards: it is so hard for me to make them. I just want to keep adding to them, lol.

Night Owl Designs said...

Congrats on the publication Debbi, I love your cards :-)