Saturday, March 25, 2017
Celebrate You, FMS280
It has been a little while since I've posted to my blog. Life has just gotten in the way for awhile. But it was a good thing. We had good friends stop and stay in their coach. We spent a lot of time showing them the sights, and just visiting. Any time left over I needed to recoup, I am far from where I would like to be with my energy and strength yet.
So, this week at FMS the sketch is so open to most anything. I had several ideas in my head, but this is something I haven't done in some time so I went with it as we do have the perfect stamp set for it.
When I first started stamping, way, way back in the dark ages, we used to make our own backgrounds, there was no (gasp) pattern paper. I choose 2 leaves and one flower for my background, then looked over the colors until I found 3 I liked together.
Here is the sketch for this week:
The leaves have 2 stamps each, one for the base and one for the veins in the leaves. I used the same color for the veins, after I was done stamping all the elements. You could use a darker color, up to you, but I liked the subtle effect here.
I used a bit of black twine for some contrast and a stitched oval framelit for my sentiment.
There is a die set for this as well and I thought about cutting one of two pieces to layer under the sentiment piece, but it seemed busy enough to me. I generally keep my on the simple side.
I hope you enjoyed, please check out all the cards, they are all wonderful.