Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28 Challenge No patterned paper

Welcome back to my blog.

This week the challenge is : no patterned paper.

I never really realized how hard it can be to not use patterned paper, this card gave me a little bit of grief. I think maybe it was the color that I used. I couldn't seem to match another color to compliment this tone. That's why I decided to go with 3 tones in the same color. Kind of a bit monochromatic as well. I actually had to walk away from it for a bit. I was really happy with the coloring of this super cute image called Lucy Spring by Lia Stampz from Whimsy Stamps, but something was not working for me. Sometimes if you walk away from something give it a few hours or a day, you come back fresh, with different ideas. Somehow by doing this .... you can just flow with a new look on things. It seemed to work for me, so if you happen to have that creative block don't get frustrated just give it some time. Then go back with a new look at your project and it will come together nicely.

I think mine did.

I hope that this will inspire you to create a project and play along with us at Whimsy for this weeks challenge for a chance to win free digital stamps.

I took this picture a bit closer to show what I did with the wings, they are cut out of vellum twice then glued in the middle of the wing and star dust stickles are added. Stickles will actually start to shrink and curl the vellum so be careful how much you add. But it does give a super wonderful effect. I used this once before and didn't know that stickles did that .

But I sure love the effect that it gives - try it sometime.
The sentiment is fitting given that this is a fairy and some wishes do come true.

Supplies: Lucy Spring digital stamp from Whimsy stamps, Bazzill cardstock, Moroccan Motifs Spellbinders, Fab Scraps pearls, vellum, Ranger star dust stickles, Technique Tuesday stamps.

1 comment:

  1. Wow look at you, you've done wonderful once again....I like it..great coloring too...Way to Go Friend!