Yes, I'm still here and Creating Art in the Studio!
The fingers are all worn to the nubbin and my nose to the grindstone is suffering as well.
A couple of weeks ago, probably a couple of months, my sweet and remarkably talented friend from Down Under sent me some great new products from Darkroom Door. Rachel Greig takes the most wonderful pictures and creates gorgeous stamps and Montage Collections with them.
These 2 cards are using her new stamp English Pub.
Check them out.
Here I used a piece of Glossy Paper and Alcohol Inks-Raisin, Lettuce and Butterscotch dabbed around on it until I got the background I liked.
Then I stamped the image with Jet Black Archival Ink and Embossed with Super-Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.
This really was cool, but a bit too much color for me.
So I used Blending Solution squirted onto the piece, and then dabbed some of the color from areas I wanted to highlight. Use a clean area of a cloth each time to pick up the extra ink. Make sure its clean or you'll contaminate the color.
Then, since the Blending Solution took some of the shine off the embossing, I reheated with the Heat It Tool to bring back the shine.
I layered it onto Kraft Resist Paper with Crushed Olive Distress Ink, and 2 layers of Core'dinations Paper.
Tie on a gold ribbon, add a tiny gold star and layer onto a black card.
This is another way to use this gorgeous stamp.
I stamped it onto Manila Cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink.
Then I colored certain things of interest with Tombow Markers.
I used Tea Dye Distress Ink on the edges to age a bit.
These things are SO COOL!
They are perfect for cards and add great little phrases to pieces.
Here both are layered onto Kraft Resist paper and highlighted with Distress Ink Aged Mahogany and Fired Brick.
Black cardstock frames the picture in 2 layers and makes the picture pop.
So back to the worktable...still gluing and cutting. I wanted to be an engineer in Junior High, but my teacher told me there weren't any women in that field. Creep....
But NOW, I feel like I have become an Engineer...seriously.
Maybe a Paper Engineer!!!
We lost the Internet today...snow storm and all, and the spell check isn't working with Blogger...so cut me some slack if I've misspelled anything today! Thanks!