Friday, February 27, 2009

Making Your Own "Designer Paper"

Today's Limited Supply challenge on SCS was to make your own designer paper using only one stamp set! I think I need one of those spinning wheels (like on the game shows) with all my sets on it...give it a whirl and see what it lands on!!

Our Daily Bread won the spin *wink*

I started with the bird image, embossing it then watercoloring with reinkers. This set my color scheme...I don't always have a "plan" in mind...just sit down and have at it! lol

As you can see, I took the flower image and stamped it randomly in black on Prism's Intense Kiwi, then just highlighted the flower centers with a white gel pen.
I then lightly stamped the flowers again on the verse and watercolored them, using a lighter touch this time so as not to detract from the verse.

When I started to assemble the card, I didn't like how the squares were lining just bugged me! So, I cut around the flower and branch end and tucked the verse square under it! Voila! Much better!!

Why don't you give your stamp wheel a spin and make some of your own designer paper!!

Thanks for stopping!


- dlm. said...

Wow! I love the idea of making DP that coordinates completely with the overall card. I'll have to try this myself. TFS!

Dawn B. said...

This is really pretty Dawn. I love this WINNING set. Great homemade dp. Goes so well with your image..

Kerri said...

This is just gorgeous, Dawn! Your coloring is just beautiful as always, and I love the dp you created!

Anonymous said...

Love your DP... your card is gorgeous

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful! LOVE IT!

toners said...

Absolutely beautiful, Dawn!! Gorgeous color combo :)

Anonymous said...

Dawn, This card is simply gorgeous.

Elena said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love your handmade DP!

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! Love the rich, vibrant colors and the image.