Tuesday, June 25, 2013

OLW145 Spice Girls and New Stamps

Second post for today. Scroll down to see the post about my new car. Yay!

Well, better late than never....

Here's my card for the OLW that's almost over, #145 Spice Girls by Ardyth, a fun challenge! Sorry I'm so late. It's been a crazy week, what with George's sister visiting and us buying a new car.

I went to my husband's spice cabinet for this one. Yes, it's his spice cabinet. I don't cook. I reheat his cooking.

I pulled out poppy seeds and a bay leaf. The card with poppy seeds was hideous beyond belief (those little seeds clumped unattractively...probably a result of the humidity). The bay leaf, though, helped me create a textural--and rather masculine-ish--card.

The wood grain background (Hero Arts), the gold skeleton leaf, and the bay leaf certainly provide some interesting texture, and the colors work well for men or women.

If you haven't played yet, perhaps you'll see this before midnight Tuesday and jump on the challenge in the 11th hour! If you miss it, the next OLW challenge will be on Karen's blog.

And now for my newest stamps...

My first order from Clearly Besotted, along with the cute little card they included with the order. These are great quality, photopolymer stamps. Oh how I love the smell of photopolymer in the morning. At noon. At night. You'll be seeing stuff made with these beauties in the weeks to come!

stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Memories sand
paper: Papertrey
accessories: gold skeleton leaf and bay leaf, glue dot, glue stick


  1. I really like the natural look & colours on this card.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new stamps, especially the lovely flourishes. ;-)

  2. I am besotted with this card! Delightful!

  3. Inspired ... so warm and natural, I love it! Fab new car! Anita :)

  4. Lovely, serene and beautiful - what a great way to incorporate spice into your card! Thanks for playing along!

  5. I wasn't expecting a card today. I thought you'd be out driving the new car all day and possibly be to Idaho or beyond by now. ;-) An interesting mix of materials on this card. I'd have never thought to use a bay leaf on a card. Let me know if you need any to replace those you've stolen from George. I have a bay leaf tree. Fresh bay leaf may even trump the smell of photopolymer in the morning. At noon. At night. {tee hee}

  6. Oh cool! I'd love to hear your review after working with these beauts. :)

  7. Love this card. Sweet and simple. Great idea to use the bay leaf.I might have to pull out my skeleton leaves for future projects. Always inspired by your card! Bev

  8. What a great idea using the bay leaf! I have tonnes of these and never cook with them lol! Thanks for the idea Susan! :)
    Lizy xx

  9. Oh, I've been dreaming about ordering from Clearly Besotted! Will take the plunge soon.

  10. Clearly Besotted Stamps are fab. I've got a few sets and I'm so impressed with the quality - love them. Can't wait to see what you do with your new sets.


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