Monday, August 4, 2008
INKredible Color Challenge 8-4
I love, love, love this stamp set. What you don't see from this piece is the other stamps that come with the set. There is a bird on a branch, a solitary acorn, and a branch with a plum-type fruit on it. This stamp set is retiring as of 8-11 (but I'll still be using mine!!!!).
Our colors for this week are Perfect and/or Pale Plum, Sahara Sand, and Always Artichoke. I'm not traditionally a purple-user, but I thought that this set would lend itself well to those colors.
I stamped the images in Basic Gray on Confetti White paper. I hope that this is okay since these colors are not included in the challenge, but I wanted to watercolor and I like using Basic Gray ink as it does not bleed with the water and it is subtler than black. I used my aquapainter and the ink on the lids of the stamp pads to color the images. You can see that I did use both of the plums so that the flower (and the butterfly) would have some interest
The Sahara Sand piece of cardstock was scrunched up to give it more interest. I toyed with the idea of splitting the paper to make it look like suede but decided that I liked it this way. The images were glued onto the SS piece with Tombow Multi adhesive to get it to stick better to the lumpy surface. Then I added a layer of Always Artichoke, stamped Pale Plum ferns on the background and the sentiment in Perfect Plum. Lastly, I added the Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware as accents.
This card will fit in a regular business size envelope which I stamped with the fern stamp in Always Artichoke.