Saturday, April 11, 2009

Inspiration


Lately I'm getting a lot of inspiration and instruction from various blogs and web videos on stamping techniques. I watched one at Stamp TV on emboss resist, a technique I've done before but thought I might learn something new. One thing the presenter suggested was trying this technique on pattern paper. The stamped image above is embossed in Close to Cocoa on a simple dot paper. Then I sponged So Saffron and Soft Sky (last year's in color) over it. I did two versions one with Saffron in the center and one with Sky in the center. I liked both. The effect is suble but enhances a simple image. I filled out the rest with scraps and some of that great So Saffron ribbon from this year's Sale-a-bration catalog. I hope they offer ribbon and paper every Sale-a-bration, this year's choices have been so versatile.

The "folding ribbon every which way" was from Kristina Werner's website where I get the color challenges. If only there was enough time to try out all the cool things people come up with...

Ingredients: Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs, Define Your Life
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: Off-white, source unknown; Baja Breeze , Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze
Brad: Oriental Trading
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2009

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