22 March 2008

Whimsical Fairies

I have caught a nasty cold from my DS. It hit me fast and furious. After five days of bad sore throat and no relief from OTC meds I finally went to the doctor yesterday and got some meds to help (so far just a little.) I was able to get my TJ partner's card out to her, but I haven't stamped since then until last night. (I'll post a picture of my card to Shirley after she lets me know she received it.)

All that to say that I had some Polished Acetate sheets laying around, (but I won't tell you WHY I had them laying around!) I also received some new rubber yesterday! (No not, Stampin' Up! rubber, so I'm now committing JanTink's "rubbah-dultry"!)

A friend from SCS has started her own business designing stamps. I love her drawings and bought a few when Starving Artistamps was selling them, but now Kristin has opened her own business (Artful Inkables) so I went and bought a few more!

Since I can't color anywhere nearly as well as Kristin I decided to use up some of the Polished Acetate (TJ technique) I had lying around and just stamping with StazOn Black onto the acetate. Since the acetate was "polished" I didn't have to color in my darling little sleeping fairy. I also layered the acetate on Shimmery White c/s, so IRL you can see little specks of shimmer through the acetate (if you're looking.)

This layout is my take on Beate's week-end sketch. Due to the size of my sentiment I couldn't make it round without eating up too much space. I also decided to put it down instead of up on the left side so not to cover my fairy.

I used the retired SU Cheesecloth for the background, with the thought that it was a "net" to catch my sleeping fairy if the need was to arise. I can't remember the last time I used Gable Green! It is just a little too bright for me, but it seemed to work well with the colors I used to polish the acetate.

TIP: Be careful when stamping on acetate! Even if you don't slip, too much pressure can cause blurriness. *sigh*

Stamps: Fairy Whimsey (Artful Inkables), Cheesecloth (SU); Ink: StazOn Black, Bashful Blue, various alcohol inks); Paper: Green Galore, Basic Black, Shimmery White; Accessories: Vintage brads, 1/6th hole punch, dimentionals (sentiment), acetate.