Tuesday, April 1, 2008

i think i'm getting a little obsessed here...

ok, so i was drinking my coffee this morning and playing around with some stamps i just re-discovered and mounted. "Oh, So Lovely" by Stampin' Up! anyway, i pulled out one of the stamps and decided to play around with some colouring "techniques." i hesitate to call them real techniques. i coloured the first flower with metallic gel pens, which i never do, but thought, hey, why not? i'll try just about anything once! i guess it's not too bad. i think i'd just use it for colouring a wee bit, like this set - very basic, simple, light images. nothing much. frankly, the jury's still out on this one, i think. then i pulled out my watercolour pencils and blender pens. gotta say, not lovin' it for this stamp. i want a more intense shade of red. bright like this one, but more intense. so i don't think i'll be going this route again with this set. ah, well. but then i decided to try another "technique." and that's when it happened!

lo and behold! an ATC! i decided to stamp the flower onto a scrap of white, just like above. then i re-stamped the image on red cardstock, cut out the flowers and glued them on. i liked how it looked. then i noticed the size! 2.5x3.5! perfect! i stamped "always" and roughed up the edges, and voila! and i love it! thought i'd share my joy over a "found" card. :)

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