It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Go Paperless, and we'd like you to not use any patterned paper. This is a great opportunity to either stamp your own background, or water color a background, or paint a background, or emboss a background, or leave it nekkid!
I chose to play with making a plaid panel, and this is what came out of that effort:
The plaid was made using two stamp sets and four ink colors (three blue-greens plus black). I have two long acrylic blocks, and a few stamp sets with stripes. I put two stamps on one block, one on each side, and far enough apart so they didn't interfere with each other when I stamped. The second block got stamp #3, which was a backward-mounted stamp so I could use the back of it for a wider, non-patterned stripe.
I stamped each color twice - once horizontally and once vertically, then changed colors and stamps, and repeated the process until the panel was full. When I was done with the greens, I used a Lawn Fawn image that has a dashed line down the middle and solid lines down the sides to stamp over the green pattern in both directions.
So I had a plaid panel, big whoop. Now what could I do with it? I dug through my print-outs of challenges and found this one from Match the Sketch:
I only used one circle where they have two half-circles (wait, two halves equal one whole, so I'm good, right? :)) I used one of my Party Grumplings in my circle. Sad story: I played around until I figured out how to mask his party hat so it wouldn't stamp, then I drew in the top of his head. As I put away my stamps, I noticed my other set of Grumplings has the image without the party hat. DOH!
The sentiment is from my collection of irreverence. I know it's not politically correct these days to tell someone to effectively "snap out of it", especially with the plethora of discussions about depression and mental illness. But I have the stamp, and I used it with a Grumpling. I may not use it again, though.
Note: the schmears on the letters are part of the stamp. It took me forever to figure that out way back when I first acquired the stamp. Usually it is me schmearing things.
I'm kindof happy how the plaid turned out, even if it's a little crooked. I have a reputation to uphold, you know.
So, I think you should play along with us this week over at SOS. :) And please make sure to stop by the SOS blog to check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the DT.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: Neat & Tangled On The Strip 2, sentiment from River City Rubber Works, Copics (0, RV11, C0, C1, C3, C5), and the following: