The only bad thing about blog surfing is that you find SO MANY sites where there are wonderful sketches...you just can't look at them all, let alone participate in them! But I have been wanting to try Jen's sketches here. And I am just a go-against-the-grain girl.....if everybody is using a particular DP or stamp image that is popular at the time.....that makes me want to NOT use it!! I guess I march to a different drummer, hah! So I pulled out an old retired stamp set that I refused to part with (but haven't used it since!) and decided to use it. It was a hostess set called Provencal and I thought the feeling of the set went well with these two Basic Grey DPs I had. Mr Rooster is colored with inks and a blender pen on Very Vanilla after being stamped in Stazon Brown. I created a "wobbly-line" (not straight cuts) window with some lightweight paper and masked the outer portion of the image and daubered the colored image with More Mustard. I did the same with my sentiment but used a Nestabilities die. I also used a Nestabilities die for the Ruby Red backing for Mr Rooster, but I didn't have quite the right proportion for my size rectangle. So I remembered reading Sharon Johnson's blog about using a longer rectangle, then cutting and adhering it to make the size you need. Worked like a charm!! You probably can see it on the closeup, but from afar, it is not noticeable. The background is stamped in Paisley with Old Olive ink; ribbon is from Mike's. The sentiment is also lightly stamped with Linen. And I used my sewing machine!!!! I hope you can see the zig-zag stitching at the top and bottom of the DP!! TFL! Have a great day!
Stamps: Provencal, Linen, Paisley, Green Thumb (Papertrey)
Paper: Old Olive, VV, Ruby Red, Basic Grey Boxer & Fruitcake (??)
Ink: Stazon Brown, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Garden Green
Acc: Sponge Daubers, Nestabilites, Mike's ribbon, Blender Pen, Good Old Singer Sewing Machine