Friday, June 6, 2008

A Different Take on That Last Sketch

Here's that same sketch I used for the last card I posted using a stamped image in place of the patterned paper and patterned paper where the textured cardstock is on the other card. The sentiment posed a temporary dilemma as I thought it covered up too much of the focal point image. That was until I had a light-bulb moment and added the part of the stem and leaves that I was going to be covering up, using second-generation ink. To accomplish that feat, I protected my already stamped image with a scrap of vellum, placed the sentiment where I wanted it, and then stamped on top of the other image. If you're not following me, hopefully the photos will help tell the story. It certainly shows off one of the advantages of clear stamps. Finally, I kept the border of the Buttercup background piece narrow, enough to add definition but not so much as to distract from the design.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White and Buttercup cardstock; Boom-Di-Ada Creative Basics Collection; Hollyhock, Buttercup, and Olive ink pads; Happiness stamp set; Hollyhock My Accents; Sponge dauber.

What a day it was. First, I overslept for the third or fourth time this week. I'm not just hitting the snooze button on the alarm these days, I am turning it off with no memory of having done so when I finally do wake up. I can only think that the dismal weather is the reason for this phenomena. I was late again, after so conscientiously having made up my time yesterday from having been late the rest of the week. Not willing to work late on a Friday, I took a couple of hours of vacation time and came home early. I might have done so anyway. PR, which is my job, is a hot topic around my workplace these days, and after hearing the opinions of the company president and four vice presidents - five different opinions no less - as to proposed changes in methodology, my head was spinning. I can't tell you how much I relish being in the middle of it all. Perhaps, if I'd "grown up" in Corporate America, I would have an appreciation for the madness. As it is, it makes me crazy. Thankfully, I have hobbies like stamping to keep me sane.

Speaking of sane, thank you to those who left comments and emailed me about my "Should My Blog Disappear . . ." post. While I wasn't fishing for compliments but rather being silly about the technical side of this blog (that makes me crazy, too), it was nice to hear from so many of you. As for my weekend plans, the weather will keep me indoors, which means that unless I decide to get domestic (highly unlikely), I will hanging out in my corner, and thus, you can expect a few posts. I hope your weekend is a good one!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are so clever to do that with the stamp and vellum. I love the Happiness stamp set and you just keep giving me great ideas to steal. Thank you. Larie