Sunday, September 30, 2007
This week's challenge is to create stamped art representing something we treasure.
After 20 years of living in Alaska I truly treasure nature's colors...particuliarly as we are quickly moving to those 8 months of solid white. So I spend the 3 beautiful months of summer gathering lots of natural materials to enjoy using in my crafting throughout the year. Here the raven (which are plentiful here all year round) keeps a watchful eye over all of nature's beauty. I started with a cream tag and used lumiere as a resist. The wrought iron flourish on the tag and the ironwork border image are Stampinton stamps.
In this second card I used probably the last of the leaves and ferns I will be able to obtain this fall. The background is made by sponging luminere onto the center panel and stamped the background. A transparency covers the entire card...and while that maybe hard to see the distress edges appear far more intense in color than IRL. Sorry I just could capture the halo effect. So while I really like this card and made it first I really wanted to do another that would show better on the blog. So Saturday Stampers your challenge inspired 2 cards this week!...thanks for the fun!