Monday, April 6, 2009

Scratching a Creative Itch

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In my last post I told you I would be on a short hiatus as I prepared for a one week vacation to Mexico. Well, that hiatus lasted about a hot minute after I bought a new set of stamps and papers at my local Target. I just had to sit down and started crafting. Here are a couple of cards I created last night, both using a tangerine polka dot paper that just caught my eye. One of them incoporates die cuts I made with Cuttlebug dies 2 Step Heart and 2 Step Paisley. I limited myself to orange, white and one other color, allowing myself a range of shades within a color. Here's what I came up with. This has given me the idea to create a color challenge in the future. Hmmmm. That's something I'll have to think about while I'm in Ixtapa, sipping pina coladas on the beach.

You would think now that I have scratched the itch I would be at peace. NAH, not a chance! Now I am itching even more. I guess I need this vacation. Otherwise I would never pull myself away from my work table.

Ballo ergo sum
- Gitana, the Creative Diva


  1. Love the cards, and I like the color challenge. Sometimes it's hard to remember that "less is more", but you got it going on with this.
    Have fun in Ixtapa.

  2. Great job on these - it is a challenge but yet fun sometimes when we limit ourselves on the supplies we use...less sometimes is really more! That tangarine paper is definately eye catching! Love it!