Monday, February 25, 2008
Mix it up, baby!
Today's challenge on SCS: to mix up at least two different patterns of designer paper. Not hard for me, LOL! I must have had ESP last night since the last thing I did before going to bed was pull some of my Ginger Blossom papers to try my hand at Jen del Muro's latest Sketch for You to Try. I see these every Saturday but this was the first time I actually got to play!
I really love these papers - and can't believe that this is the first I've actually used them. It was so easy to find three coordinating prints that I liked using a collection from SU. The one catch is that I knew I was going to need to use ruby red ink, which I only have in a craft stampin' spot - so I went with embossing. Using the magnolia stamp from Embrace Life, I stamped it on river rock cardstock and then embossed with iridescent ice EP. To color it in, I took a well-used blender pen and just dabbed it directly onto the spot and then colored inside the embossed lines. I embossed the sentiment (from All Holidays) on the guava paper with the same ink and powder.
The largest background layer is guava, mounted on another panel of printed paper. My two small paper panels are 1 3/4" x 3 3/4" with 2" x 4" river rock layers underneath. I punched the flower and the ruby red and guava layers with my Marvy punches. Then I sponged all the edges in river rock and rounded the corners with my EK Success scallop corner punch. For finishing touches I added the guava ribbon, mounted all the layers onto the river rock card, and then added the flower with dimensionals. I really like this one - especially how all the different patterns work together. See, nothing to be scared of!