Today the Featured Stamper at SCS is Miss Boo. She is the Queen of Clean and Simple- both of which I think are HARD! With a FS challenge, you have to change three things- I changed:
1) no stamp used for the candle
2)I added embossing with the CB on the candlestick
3)I used a different ribbon treatment.
Here is a link to the card I cased
in this set (by FCD) Well, all of the Holly leaves are HUGE, so I decided- why waste the rest of a good image- and colored in the campfire with green Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol- which worked OK, so I stamped a few more of the flames, colored them in and cut them apart- these leaves became my leaves at the base of the candle. I added a few red stickles for berries on the leaves, then added yellow stickles to the flame.
The ribbon treatment is a little different from the card I was CASE'ing. I folded the ribbon a couple of times- like a flat bow tie. I folded a piece of ribbon ~ 6 inches long in half, did a gather stitch along the edge and pulled it closed and tied it for the little flower. Without folding it in 1/2, it was way too big. Then, I took red thread and gathered a cluster of red seed beads and applied them to the center of the little gathered flower. The sentiment is from a new set at FCD Shepherd Snow Family
I made two of these cards, and since we are getting closer and closer to Christmas, that was a good thing!
A great challenge for a Sunday afternoon.
I colored the leaves and the flame with Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol. I found a great thread on SPS talking about the pencils, and stayed up half of the night reading it. I have a set of 120 of these pencils, and would love to use them more- need more color confidence. The combination of greens was a suggestion by Mr Hambo on the thread. I used 1005 Limepeel, Marine Green 988, Kelp Green 1090 and Dark green 908. I added a touch of White to the center of the leaves. The flames on the candle are 917 and 1003.
I spend some time making a color chart, and writing down the 8 or 10 newer pencils that I do not have- as they retired a few of the pencils in my set and added a few more colors. Here is that post if you care to check it out.
Here is a link to a chart on SCS for color matches for Prismacolor to SU
I love to have charts like this- as I use mostly SU papers, and it makes it easier to match up colors.
Thanks for stopping by!I sure hope you enjoyed my ramblings today!