Thursday, February 20, 2014
FROM THE SCRAP DRAWER #36
This was fun to make as I pulled out all the scraps. First I inked up the French Script background stamp with Pumice Stone Distress ink, stamped off lightly and stamped it on a scrap of white cs for a faint background. Next I stamped the floral image from Simply Soft with "full strength" pumice stone ink. For the blossoms (this is a two-step set) I used an Eggplant Purple dye ink that I've had in my stash for at least 10 years! It was still surprisingly juicy enough for a clear image and birthday greeting.
In my dsp collection, I found just the right color purple and green pieces to use (as shown) to highlight the flowers without overpowering them. I colored the stems with a Mellow Moss marker and mounted the panel to a mellow moss scrap of textured cs, which I also used for the greeting. For the final touch, I brought out the gems and embroidery floss, attaching all as shown.
Although this has been quite a challenge -- and it's only February -- I'm amazed at how much I have at my disposal, even after the last few purges and giveaways!
If you'd like to join me in my "stamping diet" challenge, see the post on January 19th.