Friday, August 8, 2008

Another Kitchen Sink Creation

I really love how you can make an image look "painted" even though you don't paint a thing when you use these multi-step Kitchen Sink Stamps! I have had several comments in my Splitcoast Gallery when I use these that say something like "nice watercoloring" or "love the way you painted this." I DIDN'T!! Some of the stamps have up to five layers of images. If you start with a lighter color (in the case of the smaller flowers, I started with Pretty in Pink), and work each layer to the top in a progressively darker color (Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Eggplant Elegance - then added a little splash of So Saffron), these babies just "paint" themselves! Totally fun!! Add to that a layout that is a "joy fold" and you have a pretty fun card.

This was actually the SECOND card I did for WT178 - to incorporate a jewel or some sort of blingy thing into your creation. Who doesn't love a little bling now and then?? I am also entering this card into the Kitchen Sink Stamp's monthly contest. Wish me luck!!

Stamps: 3-step hibiscus by Kitchen Sink
Paper: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Ink: Barely Banana, So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Versamark
Accessories: May Arts polka dot organza ribbon, large and small oval punches, hodgepodge hardware, lilac Jewel by Doodlebug, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots ef, clear embossing powder, paper distressing tool, pop-up glue dots


Shelly said...

I love that hibiscus set, this is gorgeous Wendy!

Summerthyme Studio said...

That is Beautiful!

KOstvig said...

very pretty Wendy Good Luck

Shelly said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!