An Eclectic Collage — FMS143

Wednesday has arrived again, and that means it’s time for another challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  The super talented Cindy Lovell is our hostess this week, and I love the sketch she has designed for us.

I love making collage-style cards, and this sketch is perfect for that style.  Since my favorite collage-style stamp set right now is Kinda Eclectic (I think it’s my favorite overall stamp set right now too), I decided to pull it off the shelf.

Eclectic Soft SkyI went with a color scheme of Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Island Indigo, and Wild Wasabi.  The dsp is from the All Abloom dsp stack and the Brights DSP stack.

The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.

Eclectic Soft Sky Close UpWe hope you’ll play along with the challenge this week and share your card in the gallery.  Go by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the other designers made with the sketch for some inspiration — they are always inspiring.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


An Eclectic Doily — Monday Montage #22

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We have another Monday Montage blog hop for you tonight.  There are ten of us participating, so just work your way through all ten blogs by clicking on the links at the bottom of each post.
Eclectic DoilyHere’s a collage-style card using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, which I love so much!  I piled on lots of things I love on this card –  thick baker’s twine, new crochet trim, doilies, Typeset dsp, etc…  I love how the sun image fits so nicely on the doily.

Eclectic Doily Close UpThe sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.  The colors used are Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party.

You are ready to hop on over to the fabulous Breelin Renwick’s blog now by clicking on the “Next” button below.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, just click on the “back” button to venture on to the amazing Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

An Eclectic Collage — FMS140

It’s Wednesday again!  And the super fun and wildly talented Linda Callahan has a fabulous sketch for us over at Freshly Made Sketches:

One of the stamp sets that I used to make convention display samples was Kinda Eclectic.  I made eight projects with it, and even after finishing all of them I still didn’t want to put this set away.  So I decided to use it for this sketch.  I ended up taking some major creative liberties with the sketch, but I hope it still looks true to the sketch.

FMS EclecticThis is one of those stamp sets in which I truly love every single stamp.  And I love how easy it is to combine all of the images.

I used a color combination of Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Tangelo Twist.  The sentiment is from Lots of Thanks.

FMS Eclectic Close UpOne way I know I’m getting old is that my eyesight isn’t what it used to be.  It took me about three projects before I realized that there was writing on the polka dot strips.  So there is a right way and an upside down way to stamp this image.  Be warned!

Next month, after convention, I can share the other eight projects I made with this set.  However, I’m sure I’ll be using it again before then.

Be sure to go by the Freshly Made Sketches site and check out what the rest of the team made with the sketch.  And then play along with us and post your own card to the gallery.  We love seeing what you make!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!