Saturday, February 23, 2008
Cherry Blossoms Coming!
It feels like spring today! I look forward to the cherry blossoms each year, they are so pretty (but messy). This was for today's inspiration challenge on SCS. The colors just spoke to me so I had to play! I used Papertrey's "out on a limb" set. I stamped the vine and the flowers them embossed with clear detail embossing powder. I brayered over it all with aqua adirondack ink.
Hint: If I would have just stamped on blue paper, the pink in the blossoms would not look baby pink. So in order to keep the trueness of the colors I needed to emboss my image then add the blue color over top and the image would resist the blue color and stick everywhere else. Make sense?
For the final touches, the Martha Stewart border punch added a nice "feel" and I stitched around my sentiment and added a flower.
This is very simple in design but I love the final results!
Have a great weekend!