Sunday, December 07, 2008
Birds of Hope
I'm a challenge junkie and love having a challenge as a "start" to any of my projects. I was a bit lost on what to work on today so I took a peek at the Caardvarks blog to see their current challenge. It was to use solid paper - not patterned paper allowed! I ALWAYS use some kind of patterned paper - but I decided to try it anyway.
I really love this stamp from American Art Stamp - I think it is my favorite out of all the new ones just released because you can use it for any occasion. Plus it's alot of fun to color in! I sponged the background of the main image with Colorbox Citrine ink, then used old olive along the outside edges. I then colored the image with copics and added white gel pen accents to the flowers. I ran it through a Nestabilitites Label die to create this pretty shape that is echoed in the silver hodgpodge.
I layered these elements over a scalloped circle from The Paper Cut, which I embellished with white gel pen. I just love the light olive velvet ribbon I found in my stash.... where did it come from???
I'd love to know what you think of these birds - leave me a comment and let me know. Thanks for looking!