I thought I would play Makeesha's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #10--it looked easy and fun, but I really struggled with getting all the layers and stripes right! I finally just gave up and went with what I felt like! It also fulfills the Use It! Challenge, hosted by my bloggin' buddy Ann at Creative Antics. We were to use some texture (I dry embossed and distressed my cardstock), two punches (I used the Wide Oval Punch and Lots of Tags Diecut--sort of a punch!) and paper from my favorite manufacturer--I guess that would be Stampin'Up! And as a bonus, we were to use pearls; I took the liberty of changing that as it would not really go with my masculine theme, so I used a corduroy button! Hope that was okay, Ann!
So here's my creation:
The background was stamped with Tres Chic and Sanded for a rough-textured look, as was the wide oval panel the pheasant is sitting on. The rest are just layers. I do have a little tip for you when using the small stamps from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I never can get them mounted straight, so I always use a stamp-a-ma-jig. I took acrylic sheets from my last clear stamp order and stamped the words that I use most often in STAZON ink (so they won't rub off) on the corners of each sheet and stored them in the box with the stamps. Now whenever I want to stamp, I just pull out the pre-stamped acrylic sheet and I can quickly position it and stamp! Saves me some time!
Thanks for visiting today!
- Stamps: Autumn Days, Tres Chic, Sanded, Teeny Tiny Wishes
- Paper: Confetti White, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Autumn Traditions DP, Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant
- Ink: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgundy
- Acc: Texturz Plate, Big Shot, Lots of Tags Diecut, Wide Oval Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Corduroy Button, Distresser, Daubers, Dimensionals