Wednesday, February 27, 2008
My Own Inspiration Challenge
I was shopping the other day in a fabric store and saw this cute polka-dotted fabric in rich earth colors on a dark background. I thought to myself that I could stamp something like that! So this is my take on that inspiration. I had an idea also as to how to space the dots evenly, since I don't have that cute Papertrey Polka Dot set (yet), so maybe I'll do my first tutorial on that a little later, after I iron out all the bugs! It's not hard, just a tad time-consuming. This one took a little longer because I did it in Versamark, then colored each one with pastels. I am trying to use them a little more since they have been neglected! Since the background is pretty bold, I thought a sentiment was all I needed; when I saw the Father's Day stamp from All Holidays, it seemed just right--it was a bold design, just like the dots, and I could use the same Versamark/pastel technique as well. I added some twill & ribbon (hope that doesn't seem too feminine???) and it was done. I want to experiment with some different-sized dots, maybe in some spring colors this time! Thanks for looking!
Stamps: A to Z Accents, All Holidays
Paper: Kraft, Confetti White, Ruby Red
Acc: Pastels, Q-tips, Twill & Grosgrain Ribbon