You know how a cat thinks something is new because you've moved it, and now it's interesting again? Well, I found myself looking through my drawer of wood stamps and pulled out a few that haven't seen ink in quite a while. I also pulled out my new Dylusions sentiment set that is totally deserving of seeing ink.
Here is my first of two cards that resulted from this play time:
Oh, look, I've managed to affix the sentiment pieces crooked. ;/
This lady is so much fun! I colored her in my current color rut colors of blue and light green. I was following the current Your Next Stamp sketch:
Because the lady was cut as a rectangle, I swapped the circle and rectangle elements of the sketch. And hopefully the three-line sentiment passes for the horizontal element of the sketch.
About that rectangle ... The rectangle die was the right height, but too wide, so I did this:
I lined up the die-cut along the inside edge, matching the existing cuts along the top and bottom to the die, then cut it narrower. It worked great.
Oh, look again, I left out the blue layer of the sketch. Oh, well. But I used the lady, I colored, and I used another piece of a Gelli plate print. I'd say that's a good day!
For my second card, I used this cool owl stamp I found in a box of ... owl stamps, and decided to continue my color rut of blue and green:
I colored his chest feathers, then added some white dots with my white pen. I also added white dots to his eyeballs. I decided to color his outside feathers in traditional boring browns.
The green layer is SU Sage Shadow. This color is the reason I discovered SU, including a local Demo, then eventually became a Demo myself. That lasted eight years, and it was a lot of fun. A friend and I were hitting up all the stamp and scrapbook stores (and there were quite a few back then) looking for just the right shade of green. Someone mentioned a fellow coworker was a Demo, and that's all she wrote. We were hooked.
ANYway, that green layer is a piece of my hoarded Sage Shadow card stock. It may not be a perfect match to the Copics I used, but it makes me happy.
The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.
Well, that was fun. Revisiting your stash can be quite rewarding, even if it's not my best work.
Thanks for stopping by!
Some of the stuff I used: Art Impressions woman, Memory Box Artsy Owl, Lil' Inker Stitched Mats: Circles, and the following stamps: