Wednesday, July 27, 2016
PTI Stamp-a-faire Part 3
OK, here are the rest of my Stamp-a-Faire projects for your perusal.
This first card was for the Masterpiece Inspiration challenge. I chose the Mondrian piece that inspired Laurie's project. I really like Mondrian and this was a fun one to put together. I thought that Just for You stamp from my Botanical Blooms set was the perfect sentiment to fit within the 'art' itself. Looking at this card though, I'm kind of wishing I had a Tonic style trimmer....
Next was Melissa Phillips Impressionism Challenge. This one was just OK for me. I really love these blooms, but I think that her technique lends itself to stamps that have thicker more brushstroke type lines as opposed to lots of thin outlines.
I think the leaves are the most effective part of the card, more in line with the technique where as the peonies are a little too detailed. Of course I also did a pretty horrendous job lining up the second stamping, so there is that.
Finally, my take on Amy Sheffer's Starry Night theme. I almost didn't do this one as I have done a lot of galaxy themes, but it was a different twist on prepping the sky using ink blending rather than water colors. Really I always enjoy creating a night sky/galaxy background, so I went ahead and did one for this challenge too.
I have to say I really enjoyed this year's Stamp-a-Faire. It was the first one I was really able to fully engage in (in large part due to a marathon nap that Carina took on Saturday, go Carina!). I enjoyed the techniques and that they were very accessible. I'm looking forward to next year!