Monday, January 14, 2013

More Mendhi

I've been so wrapped up in writing the What Makes You Happy/Unhappy? series that I realized you don't know about part of my very loose plan for 2013. Years ago, I resolved to use every single image stamp I had (too many silly sentiments to include them), and the resolution took over two years to complete. It was an amazing journey that taught me a LOT about what stamps work for me and what stamps don't. I purged a lot, and my buying actually slowed down.

For 2013, I didn't want a resolution per se. My One Little Word for 2013 is Intentional, and I decided to use sets and stamps intentionally in multiple ways. Notice I didn't say all stamp sets...just whichever ones I feel like using. As I finish playing with each set, I make an intentional decision to put it back in my stash or in a "sell" box.

I'm keepin' Mendhi Medallions for sure.

Here's another card with the set for your viewing pleasure.

Blue and green make one of my favorite color combinations, but I usually go for brighter hues. These are VersaMagic Ocean Depth and Tea Leaves. VersaMagic and VersaColor inks work so very well with highly detailed stamps like these. With the silver marker stripe, the colors make an elegant statement, yet there's still some whimsy in the random placement.

Someone asked me to do a tutorial on random placement. I'm working on it. But let me say here that visual triangles help. Notice how strong the two triangles are here? Notice how the angles of the two triangles are different? That helps.

Blessings and sunshine to each of you this Monday Morning!

stamps: Papertrey Mendhi Medallions, Simple Little Things
ink: VersaMagic ocean depth, tea leaves
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: silver metallic marker (Prisma), metal ruler, post-its for masking


  1. I'm lovin' your cards. I have this set and never used it. You may be inspiring me - if I ever ink up a stamp again!

  2. Those shades of blue and green are a bit different for me, but I must say I do like them together. My question re random stamping is, is it really random? Seriously.

  3. Super job! Those medallions are wonderful!

  4. Lovely card, love the silver stripe. Will look forward to more of whatever you share in 2013.

  5. FAB card and great images. What a splendid idea, to use sets or dispose of them - I must (surely) have sets I've never used either.


  6. Lovely card! And thanks(!!) for giving me a new way to look at my stamp collection and what I need and use. ;-)

  7. Susan!
    For of all Happy New Year! I haven't been in the world of crafting as much as I like and I hope to change that in this new year...I love the blue and green color combo too and this card is beautiful! Missed ya! Hugs, Cookie

  8. Ok that's supposed to say First of

  9. Way to go, that's my word of the year too!!

    Not an interesting post re: card making, but I share your thoughts. Love this set you used today, it is simply divine!

    xo, Kristina

  10. I can see why you are keeping this set and I enjoy using these inks too: )
    Love the panel you created!

  11. Very pretty card! Beautiful colors and I love the touch of silver.

  12. Divine elegance, is what I am thinking right now - :)

  13. Susan, The color combination you used is striking. Mendhi Medallions didn't really appeal to me until your recent posts. I can now see many possibilities for one-layer cards with this set.

    Intentional, by the way, is a great word to live by in the new year! May all your decisions be "intentional" this year.


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