One Project at a Time

Melinda Has a Map

Today I am playing with Stamping Bella’s color challenge. We were to use these colors to make our project with a Stamping Bella stamp. This is the Photo Inspiration:

My daughter and I have been working on a vacation plan for visiting the National Parks in Utah and several stops in Arizona. We are both really excited about this trip which will take place next year. So I used Uptown Girl Melissa Has a Map for my 5″ x 7″ card because the colors rather reminded me of the Southwest desert. I colored the image with Copics an made an attempts at a background that is supposed to represent Monument Valley. I can’t draw, so I went for an impressionistic style. Did I succeed?


The colors are a little off in the photograph, They match the inspiration photo a little better in real life.

I did a simple finish on the inside:


The Route 66 “postcard” was cut from a piece of Carta Bella “Cartopia” patterned paper.

The full recipe is:

STAMPS: Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Melinda Has a Map. The sentiments are from the Summer Sentiments set).

PAPERS: Xpress-It Blending Card, MFT Whip Cream, Persimmon, Tropical Teal cardstock; Carta Bella Cartopia.

INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic markers

DIES: MFT Blueprint 32; MFT Tag Blueprint #4; Spellbinders 5xy Classic A & B rectangles

OTHER: Ribbons and cording from Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for dropping in. You will see I actually made the deadline this week! LOL