We're back! That's right...we had so much fun working together last year that we decided to start a new blog hop on the last Friday of the month called "Fancy Friday". Just like last year, if you are following along, then you should have just come from Cindy Schuster's blog. When you leave here you will visit Erica Cerwin.
This month we are working with the gorgeous color palette found on this chair from faceliftfurniture.com. The way this challenge works is really simple. We could use any or all of the colors in this palette to create a stamped project...that is basically all there is to it. You get a chance to play along too! Just create a stamped project using any or all of these colors (plus neutrals) and post a comment on any of our blogs with a link to your project. Scroll down to the end to see the complete rules.
OK, so do you want to see what I made? It was inspired by a greeting card that I recently saw at Target. It is really out of my comfort zone, but I knew right away that I wanted to give this a try.
Isn't this so much fun? I used the bird from the Choose Happiness stamp set and four of the colors from the palette. This card may look somewhat clean and simple but don't be fooled...it is really FANCY! If you are going to make this card you are going to want to break out that Stamp-a-ma-jig and a heat tool wouldn't hurt either. You see, I started by making 1" pencil marks and then stamped the bird in various colors in a repeating pattern. Simple, right? Well, hold on there...to be honest, it wasn't terribly difficult, but here are a few tips to help you along the way.
Start on the top row center and work your way out. Be sure to clean your stamp after each color and make sure each image is completely dry before you stamp a new color. That is where a heat tool comes in handy! Just be careful not to overheat or scorch your paper. After you complete the top row, move down to the second row and do it all again. It would probably be a good idea to mask off the other areas of the card front as you go. I don't care how hard you try, you are gonna get ink where it shouldn't be. You may also want to stop often and wash your hands before moving the masks.
Now let's talk about the sentiment. Did you notice that it says "tweet" instead of "sweet". Here is how I did that. (Be sure to click on the images to get a close look.)
Here's one more look at the finished card.
Wanna chance to play along and with the challenge and have a chance to win the Seasonally Scattered stamp set? Be sure to leave a comment on any of our blogs within the hop with a link back to your creation, and ONE lucky participant will win!
Be sure to head on over to see the "fancy" project Erica has for you.