Bird and cage images from Canary set by Kodomo, Inc.; Flourish from Flourishes Set by Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves; "With Sympathy" from Paper Tray Set by Paper Trey Ink; Patterned Paper from the Blush Collection by Basic Grey; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Ice Blue, Blush Rose, Warm Red; Memories Black Ink by Stewart Superior; Clear Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards USA; Marvy Uchida 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Marvy Mega Scallop Circle Punch; Piercing Tool; Silk Seam Binding Ribbon by 7 Gypsies
I'm not very good with patterned paper, and am trying to get better . . . it prolly has to do with me just hating the idea of covering up beautiful paper--especially paper as lovely as this. I love the sweet little blossoms and vines and, oh, my! the colors . . .
The layout is pretty simplistic--in this case, I had to be very careful or the overall design became so intricate that the focal image got "swalloped up", for lack of a better term . . . using pale tones of chalk, after stamping the sentiment, seemed to enhance that area, rather than detract from it, so I'm glad I experimented with it. I stamped the little blossoms using 2nd generation ink (ink stamp, stamp off once onto scratch paper, and then stamp onto the project with the remaining ink still left on the image), so they wouldn't be quite so intense. The centers seemed to beg for a little something, hence the tiny clear crystal stickers.
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 GMT Views: 1555
Registered: October 27, 2004 Location: Watauga, Texas Posts: 4485
Wed, Feb 28, 2007 @ 11:13 AM
ohmy!! i just love this and that little birdy! i need that papertrey set, too, i just haven't taken the plunge into clear stamps!!! keep up the great work with the patterned paper---you're not covering it up, you're *enhancing* it!! ha!!
Registered: July 11, 2004 Location: Troy, Michigan Posts: 10383
Wed, Feb 28, 2007 @ 9:14 PM
Just delightful, Julie! Wonderful job balancing that lovely patterned paper (that Blush collection dazzles me) and the focal image. And the images work so well with the pattern in the paper. TFS. Linda
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