Hello again! Yes, I’m getting a late start. Still not feeling great, but I am enjoying watching all the fun tutorials and inspiration at Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.
Each session is taking a clue from art masters, past and present. The first challenge was to choose on of the Master Color Recipes based on famous paintings and create a card. I chose these lovely soft colors in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Blue Flower:
It was a fun week. Hopefully next time I won’t get behind on posting. The final session was Background Bonanza – all about making your own backgrounds. For a long time I’ve wanted to do a tone-on-tone background, so decided to try it with this card. I think it really makes the colors of the bird and white kitty pop:
I giggle at the thought of the kitty providing a perch being viewed as hospitality!
So, here’s the final badge earned and now I have all 5:
Congrats to MFT stamps on their 10th anniversary and thanks for all the fab celebrations! Wishing them all the best in the decade to come.
My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise & BB I Knead You stamp sets
I masked this two ways… First I used Fineline masking fluid on the stamped images. Toucans are one of my favorite birds (tied with pelicans and hummingbirds). I met several when I lived in South America and they’re quite gregarious. I giggle with him sitting on a pineapple… the fruit of summer – liquid sunshine!
Then, I used a stencil to mask off the concentric circles representing sun rays.
Then I sponged two colors of distress inks over the masks.
Here’s the badge earned for this session:
My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise stamp set
My Favorite Things Concentric Circles stencil
Memento Tuxedo Black & Pear Tart dye inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade
I experimented with a watercolor sunset on the water scene – obviously I need more practice with that. (True story: for a while it looked like one flamingo ate something that didn’t agree with him. hahaha!) Then I die cut out the flamingos and the word Amazing. Then added them back in with foiled and glitter papers. At least it there weren’t too many fiddly little pieces to re-position.
Here’s the badge earned from this creative session:
My Favorite Things LLD Flamingos & Doubly Amazing die-namics
I love hibiscus and frangipani (plumeria) flowers… we have them in abundance in S. FL! I pulled out my new Irojiten Neon colored pencils… I think they’ll show up much better on black. Someday I want to try this same layout on black and compare them. As slow as I’m moving lately, don’t hold your breath.
Here’s the badge earned for this creative session:
My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise & Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp sets
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tombow Irojiten Neon colored pencils: Plastic Pink F1; Surprise Red F2; Dazzling Sun F5; Lightning Yellow F7; Flash Green F9
Crayola white colored pencil
Sakura Gelly Roll pen, white
Recollections kraft and white cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive
If you’re interested in playing along in of any of the following challenges I’m joining, click on any one of them for more details:
Thanks for coming back again for another post today!
Who remembers playing with these back in school?
Well, Papertrey Ink put one together with their colors as a fun way to help you pick color combinations. (You can download it for free HERE) Following their instructions, the color combo I came up with was:
Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and Pure Poppy. Fortunately, I had cardstock in the Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise colors, so I just added some poppy red embossing and Copic coloring and came up with this sweet little gem:
Here’s a better try at catching the shiny Wink-of-Stella on the petals: