Hello! Welcome to our monthly NC Demos Blog Hop! You may have just visited Frances Wagner’s blog and seen her amazing project! Thank you for continuing on through the rest of this month’s hop participants.
Our theme for this month is ‘Keeping it in the Lines’. We were challenged with using our favorite line stamp set (how do you pick just one!) and then using our favorite coloring method. SU! provides a LOT of options for that. I find that I always forget how much I like coloring until I sit down and do it. I will say, I definitely have to be in the mood for it, but once I start it is so relaxing to me.
The stamp set I chose was one that I received as a gift at last April’s On Stage event. And I’m slightly embarrassed to say that this is the first time I’ve used it . It is such a pretty set of images, I just felt like they were so small and I wasn’t quite sure what I’d want to create with them. So the poor stamp set sat on the shelf, just waiting to be loved! (Click on the image if you’d like to add this to YOUR stamp collection!)
I knew I wanted to do something other than a card this month, and I have quite a few shadow boxes in my craft room inventory so I started to think of a project using one of them. And since I am anxiously waiting for some signs of Spring, this stamp set immediately came to mind.
I chose 3 images, stamped them using Memento Ink and picked the colors of Stampin’ Blends I wanted to use and then I got busy. And just an added note, when you are coloring with our Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers) you must use Memento ink so that the outline doesn’t bleed. After I finished coloring, I felt like the images looked a little too plain, so I grabbed my Light Soft Sea Foam Blends and created a background for the images. I really like how it made the images pop. After I finished coloring everything, I mounted the images on to Basic Black squares.
Toni Campana – YOU ARE HERE!Jo Anne Hewins