Saturday, June 30, 2012

ColorQ Wind Chimes

When I saw the inspiration photo for the ColorQ challenge this week, I immediately thought of this stamp.  It's one that I've had for over a year and hadn't used. Gasp! That never happens to you does it?  I've used the rest of the stamps in the set, but not this one.

I had to get out my Stamp-a-majig for this one.  I stamped the design twice.  If you want to count the times I stamped it twice and messed it up, you'll need more than one hand!  Man, oh, man, my Stamp-a-majig must keep moving or something!

When I finally got it stamped OK, I colored in the little gems with my markers.  It looks like a wind chime to me.  I love hearing wind chimes and have  two.  One is over the air conditioner so we're hearing it a lot these days.

I added a few gems and a few dots, stamped the sentiment (the first time, yeah me!), matted it onto a Poppy Parade piece cut 1/8" larger than the design piece, put it on the card and I was done.

Here's the inspiration photo

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  My Friend, Loving Thoughts
Ink:  Basic Gray, Pacific Point,  SU Markers (So Saffron, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray)
Paper:  Whisper White, Poppy Parade
Other:  Basic Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments.  They make my day!



Cynthia said...

Such a beautiful card--love the bling!

We're sweltering down here in SC too. Take care and stay cool! =D

Victoria said...

Wind chimes were the first thing that came into my mind too! So pretty with the lovely white space.

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie, I love the wind chime idea and you executed it perfectly! I have never used this one either, might be good for a Christmas card! Clever idea! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ, so glad to see your card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ah, such pretty wind chimes! Even if it did take many tries with the ole Stampamajig. ;)

Susan said...

Beautiful colours! You must have been so frustrated when you had to keep re-stamping it - I'm glad you persisted as it's a lovely card.

jimlynn said...

Great CAS card and just so pretty. Love that stamp too.

Benzi said...

Oh, what a fab card, Bonnie. I really like that stamp you used.

I can imagine how much your chimes over the a/c are, it's HOT.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful! So perfectly CAS and colored and blinged. I think it would make a stunning Christmas card!