Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Neglected garden

Yeah, well, weeds are technically perennials, right?... It's a losing battle, so I may as well give up LOL! Actually, I was really referring to this stamp set, called Garden Whimsy, which was a "must have" as soon as I got the new catalogue this time last year, but which has alas not seen nearly enough ink. So I'm showing it a little love with this week's Sketch Challenge over at SCS.

This card is actually very simple, no fancy techniques here. The only 'technique' to speak of is what I did to the larger butterfly, which is called the "rock and roll" technique. Basically, I inked the butterfly in Pumpkin Pie, and then rolled the edges of the stamp in Real Red before stamping onto my cardstock. This simple technique yields lovely depth and colouring to solid images. I use it often in my classes and workshops and stampers are always amazed at the results they get :o) I have also used the Summer Picnic Designer Paper on this project - SO HAPPY to hear that it will be offered in the new catalogue next week!! YAY!! I'm onto my third package of it and was hoping I would get to keep demonstrating its versatility this coming season! Plus I love the colour combination it uses: very fresh and fun. In case you are wondering, the two triangles of designer paper are actually a 2 3/4" square that I cut diagonally - easy, huh? And the 'grass' is just a strip of designer paper that I snipped randomly with my scissors - that's it!

Why don't you try the sketch challenge? Post your card to SCS and leave me a comment with the link!

Happy stampin'!



TiStampsUp said...

Very very pretty.

This is a stamp set I keep saying I'll purchase but don't.

Judy in Indiana said...

My new goal is to do more challenges on SCS. I was with some SCS ers from Hanna over the weekend and learned that some people are "challenge chasers", and do all the challenges. I see you have several of them on your blog. Do you try to do lots of them? I want to be like you!