Thursday, February 10, 2011

OLW--Two Stamps


The challenge for this week was to use only two images--no sentiments or embellishments. As usual, this was tough to do!

Now that all my Valentines are in the mail, I got to open my new stamp set (SU Growing Green) and ink up two images for the first time. After stamping the rose in India Ink Black, I used a yellow and peach marker to give it a Peace rose look. After masking it, I stamped the fern over it and used a green marker for the leaves. It looked okay, but made me feel like the images were just "stuck" there in the middle of a vast bare space!

To add interest and a little texture without layering or using another stamp, I got out my Scor-Pal and embossed some vertical lines a half inch apart above and below the image. For a little more interest, I also cut out the bottom right corner around the rose petals.

Now that I've fulfilled the OLW requirements, I'm going to add some yellow gingham on the inside and a ribbon down the left front. Shhh...don't tell!

8 comments:

Debgem said...

I like the lines added for texture, the leaf and flower are beautiful.

tala1947 said...

Too clever! It amazes me how people come up with so many different ideas.

Jennifer Styles said...

That scoring and cut away is wonderful! Lovely fresh card!

Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW40!

Lynn McAuley said...

Hi, Doris!

Wanted to drop by and let you know how much I appreciate your stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments during the MFP blog hop this week!

I love this fabulous card and the wonderful way you have scored the background and cut the corner! What beautiful work!

Angelnorth said...

That fern is so pretty with the rose - great job!

Susan said...

Doris, I love the idea of the embossed lines...and how creative of you to cut the corner off and leave the edge of the rose...gotta remember that tip...awesome card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love what you did with the embossing and cutting and the use of the 2 images only. Nice!

Carol said...

Such a pretty card....love the cut-away around the flower...a great idea!