Saturday, August 7, 2010

Plaid Meets Botanical

For Joan Ervin's Technique Lover's Challenge at Splitcoaststampers...she called it "Plaid Silhouettes".  It's kind of like "kissing" with a twist! 

Joan said to stamp a base color or light color first on a "silhouette" type stamp.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks on my card in Shabby Shutters (green), Stormy Sky (grey-blue), and Faded Jeans (darker blue).  When you begin to add the darker colors, apply the ink by tapping it at an angle in lines.  Then go back with a darker color, tapping it on the image, and adding color in lines in the opposite direction (like a crisscross pattern).  Then stamp the image on the cardstock and this is what it will look, huh?!  I used a branch image from PTI's Turning a New Leaf.  Added some A Muse blue pearls, a super old rub-on sentiment from JoAnn's, a PTI Woodgrain Impression plate panel at the top, and some twine at the bottom.  Loved Joan's technique and can't wait to try it again soon!


IamDerby said...

This is lovely!!! wow!

MariLynn said...

I love how your plaid leaves turned out. Fabulous job on this technique!