GDP#345 Color Challenge

GDP#345 Color Challenge StampinUp To A Wild Rose Bundle Anytime card ideas Michelle Gleeson SU Stampinmojo

My creative juices are flowing in the morning so when I saw this week’s GDP Color Challenge I was excited to get into my craft room and get inky. The colors are a combination of bold and soft. I would never have put these colors together on my own.


Starry Sky is quite overpowering to the pinks so I used it as an accent. The flowers were created with a combination of Sweet Sorbet and Petal Pink.

The retired stamp set used is called To a Wild Rose. It is a three step stamp set. I envisioned using the pink layers of create depth to the roses. Similar to these real roses currently in my home.

Using Sweet Sorbet full strength for the outline of the flowers I then stamped off the Sweet Sorbet once for the full color stamp. The third stamp was stamped full strength in Petal Pink. One of the flowers was outlined in Sweet Sorbet and the other two layers stamped in full strength Petal Pink. It is amazing how light the Sweet Sorbet became after stamping off just once.

GDP#345 Color Challenge StampinUp To A Wild Rose Bundle Anytime card Michelle Gleeson SU Stampinmojo

Then I added some (retired) gold “greenery” and die cut buds in Starry Sky card stock. A gold bee embellishment was the finishing touch. I didn’t add a sentiment as I am not sure who this is going to…thinking of you, happy birthday, or just because they will all work when the time comes.

As I work to regain my creative mojo challenges are great inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.


Artistic Impressions Hot Mess

Artistic Impressions Hot Mess Laugh Lines Pink Fresh Studio Leafy Geometric Stencil Anytime Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinmojo

Sometimes we send cards just to make someone smile or let them know we are thinking of them. Those are some of my favorite cards to send. And these are the cards that are most fun to receive. I created this card for my sister in law to accompany silly cocktail napkins that I wanted to send to her. 

I was playing with the Leafy Geometric stencil from PinkFresh Studio and SU Petal Pink ink. Seeing a stencil come to life truly makes you feel like an artist . Use a different ink and you can have an entirely different look. Petal Pink is such a soft pretty pink.

Artistic Impressions Hot Mess Laugh Lines PinkFresh Studio Leafy Geometric Stencil Anytime Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinmojo

The image from Artistic Impressions Laugh Lines collection is called Hot Mess. The sentiments and the image are whimsical and entertaining. We all have days where we look like this. I colored the image with copics and sadly did not keep track of the colors I used. Once colored, I used my SU Paper Snips to cut out the image then adhered it to my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment was cut using one of the New Stampin’ Up! dies called Stylish Shapes (159183) and adhered with liquid glue.

I hope you are enjoying your long holiday weekend. Thanks for stopping by!


Paint Your World Birthday Wishes

Wednesday Wishes being sent your way today. A quick post before I get my day started.

Over the last week or two I have started to get back in my craft room. My creative mojo is not coming back as easily as I would like. I started working on much needed memory keeping to get the juices flowing. I have had a couple of birthdays for very special people in my life that I wanted to create cards. The first one is this card using Spellbinders Paint Your World collection. This card is a CASE of Zsoka Marko of A Pocket Full of Scraps. Her use of color is over the moon to me.

The woman this was created for is an artist and thought this was an appropriate card to celebrate her.

I used Misty Moonlight, Pale Papaya and Seaside Spray which are soft and stunning together.

Here is a peek at the inside where I carried the color palette inside as well. The sentiments are from Honey Bee Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous day.


Mosaic Circle for GDP#341

A Pocket Full of Happiness Mosaic Circle GDP#341 Thank you Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson

Happy Mother’s Day! A quick post here to enter the Global Design Team Color Challenge this week. I thought these colors were perfect for this Mosaic Circle stamp set from A Pocket Full of Happiness. They are a small UK based stamp company with the most unique designs. Love their products.

This photo shows the small hearts added to the inside of the card. Swoon.

A Pocket Full of Happiness Mosaic Circle GDP#341 Thank you Card Idea Michelle Gleeson

I hope everyone has a beautiful Mother’s Day whether you are a mom or someone that loves a mom!