Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Thumped Paisleys...

Mel's current technique challenge is "Thumping" and it has to be used on a Fathers Day card! I thought of doing Lovely as a Tree, but then Mel did it as an example and I really do use it a bit too much for men stuff! So I thought the paisley background stamp would be nice to 'thump', and I'd been planning a Fathers Day card from Breanna using All in the Family - so I combined the two and this is what eventuated...

Isn't it cute? I'm posting this now thinking - I hope Rick doesn't check out my blog before the day (Rick - if you do, act surprised ok!). The colours were inspired by the Spring Break DSPs. Here's the recipe...

Stamps: Paisley Background, All in the Family, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Expressive Flexible Phrases

Ink: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Basic Black

Paper: Blue Bayou, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Spring Break DSP (paper pieced clothes)

Other: Markers (Pumpkin pie, old olive), blender pen (to thump the blue bayou ink), Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 circle punches, dimensionals

So what do you think? Is it too girly?

I really like the thumping technique. It gives colour, but its more interesting and and random than just colouring the rubber neatly with markers.

Hope you like it Mel. Sorry its not a great photo (I couldn't wait for natural light tomorrow!!) If you need a better shot I'll take another. Thanks so much for hosting these great challenges to keep us on our toes!!

4 comments:

Vicki said...

Hi Karen I am glad I had a look at your blog before going to bed as i didn't get to see the finished card before i left today. I think it looks great, Richards says "not girly it's from a girl to her dad". Thanks for a fresh idea I will give it a go in the next few days:)
Vicki

Chrissie said...

That is fabulous!! So let me get this straight.... you used the paisley background stamp and used soft sky for most of the stamp and then added colour to parts of the stamp? It kind of looks like you added a background stamp to the Fall Flowers DSP.... must be the colours you used. It is really lovely!

Natasha Murray said...

Gorgeous! Rick is going to love it!

Nerine .P. said...

So Cute Karen!