Sunday, April 3, 2011

Unloved stamps

The last card for today combines the Pretty Patterns 02 sketch challenge (from My Time Made Easy) and the Timeless Challenges (Flourishes) challenge to use stamps you haven't used from a set (I like to call them Unloved stamps). This flower is from a whole set of flower flourishes from Inkadinkado. I have used three of the stamps many times, but this one had yet to be "loved" It seemed to be just too big for a focal image. But this sketch with its extra long matted section seemed to fit perfectly. I use the "blackboard" technique: stamping with white on black and coloring the image with colored pencils. It is the first time I tried it and it is really dramatic! I think I love it. : ) The "make a wish" stamp is from "She's All That" by SU! as is the red paper the black is matted on. The background paper looks a bit orange in the picture, but it is definitely red.


Cindy Haffner said...


Betty Wright said...

Beautiful rich colors and design, Heather! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Monique said...

Very pretty... Love these bold colors... Great take on the sketch...Thanks for playing along with MTME Pretty Patterns :)