Wednesday, October 1, 2008
smARTworks Tea Party
I have rarely been able to do challenges of any sort in the last few months, but I got to do this one over at smARTworks.
I had this giraffe stamp for awhile, but hadn't wanted to take the time to figure out how to color. Paper piecing, which I somehow missed the existence of, solved that problem. It's not an especially patterned paper I chose, but it works great for color. I love the leaf stamp that comes with this set, and using it with my memories sage and pine tree greens make a great background. (Memories bleeds a little, so I rarely use it, unless I'm doing forest or foliage). Unfortunately, it was a bit to busy for the giraffe. I could have continued stamping the image in forest, but I really liked how it looked. So, I tried sliding the giraffe head a little above the print, as you see in the card, and that solved the problem. I embossed the mane in brown on the white cardstock, and added some color to the eyes to make the stand out. My daughter pointed out that giraffe's have really big eyelashes, so I penciled those in as well.
I didn't get to cardmaking until later this evening. I actually went shopping and TOOK MY OWN SWEET TIME! Everything in the past few months had been done as quickly as possible to get back home to work on projects, or house/family stuff. I can't believe how free I feel! Still very busy, but the pressure is gone. :-)