Monday, February 25, 2008

Believe

This is the project that I mentioned that was drying when I posted last yesterday. It's the result of my desire to do something different.

The butterfly was embossed on transparency, and the Acetate & Tissue technique from there is accomplished with Liquid Glass, reinkers, and tissue paper. The pictorial is here on the Splitcoast Stampers website. I used a different butterfly for my first attempt. The image, however, was too heavy, which made for too much black and not enough color. This stamp was a better choice for this technique. I used Buttercup and Sweet Leaf reinkers, and I believe my second attempt, the keeper, looks the way it is supposed to.

My dilemma this evening was what to do with it. The colors were too bright for either of the coordinating cardstock colors. Because the image is so strong, I wasn't inclined to try to mix it with a patterned paper that would compete with it, so I ended up opting for neutrals - Bamboo and Black again. They work. Until something like this has "turned out," I never say it was fun, but it was, albeit a little messy. I overlooked the rubber gloves on the tutorial supply list. That wouldn't have been a bad idea.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Bamboo, and Black cardstock; Black and Versa-Mark stamp pads; Black embossing powder; Acetate, White tissue paper, Liquid Glass, CTMH Butterflies and Wordsworth Comfort stamp sets; Ribbon from Wal-Mart.

It was a typical Monday at work, as I tied up loose ends from last week and set the course for this week. I think that's what I'll do with what remains of the evening at home, too. Have a good week, and stop back. I know I will!

5 comments:

Maricar said...

OMW Kathi.
This is beautiful. I'm a little on the lazy, simple side -- so this is over the top for me, but it looks GREAT. Wow.

scrappernic said...

I'm almost speechless on this one, Kathi! WOW! That background is gorgeous! I want to try this technique now, but I don't know...looks pretty involved :) I love that you are always trying new things and posting the results--it really does inspire me!

Kathy said...

Kathi, I love YOUR version much better than the one in the tutorial! Great job!

Jeanne said...

Whoa! How cool is this??? Gotta love how you keep on top of neat new techniques.

Awesome!

Dee said...

gorgeous!!
Dee