13 hours ago
Sunday, 24 October 2010
A step away from the norm!
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I actually found two unfinished products when sorting out my stash the other day. In this instance, it was the swirly background paper that I could decide how to use. I’d made it having watched a demo on TV by Sheena Douglas, and though while pleased with the effects I’d created found it way too ‘busy’ for me, and couldn’t decide how best to use it. So having fetched it out again, and determined that I must use it to get it out of the way, I decided to use some of my much neglected flower images from Justrite Stamps. First of all I stamped up the flowers, and then I stamped the border separately, having mounted the stamp on a clear block instead of the wooden one that I normally use with it. I embossed it in gold, and then added a succession of circles cut with Nesties. I cut the centre strip with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die, and added a strip of gold mirri which I’d put through my corrugating tool. It all still looked a bit dark, so then I hit on the idea of cutting down the patterned paper and adding some plain white and gold mats behind it, and eureka, it suddenly ‘worked’. I then stamped up the sentiment, and added a purple flower and a couple of leaves to finish it off.
Do feel free to let me know what you think, your opinions are always appreciated.