Thursday, February 5, 2009
How happy was I when I went Kristina's site today to see she's back from Disneyland and posted a new challenge. Great to "see" you Kristina! You sure were missed! I was talking with a girlfriend of mine about how much we look forward to going to your site!
Initially, I thought I would go with a spring floral theme. Almost immediately I switched to "boyish." I had seen a card Beate had done many, many months ago using stars and this stamp and I've been wanting to put my spin on it. I used the Taken with Teal dotted paper from Loves Me as the anchor for my stamped image. I inked the rocket, then embossed with black ink to have it pop a little more. Water coloring so much fun once you have watercolor paper! I masked off the rocket and sponged Taken with Teal in the remaining background. Most of the stars are all cut out of So Saffron, just the one on the bottom middle is More Mustard. I had to embellish my stars with a stamp from Priceless inked in Versamark, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Sponging More Mustard on the largest star really made the image stand out. I did sew around and DP paper and the only thing I would like to change is, I wish I had stitched around the stamped image too. Otherwise, I'm pretty happy. I'd love to hear what you have to say!