Hello Friends! My name is Kathy and I love popping in for another installment of "Inspire Me Monday". How are you today? Have you ever walked away from a project you were working on and happy that you did? Or is walking away difficult like it is for me?
Walking away isn't easy for me ... it's always like ... I will just add one more thing or one more color and then I wished that I had walked away.
For today's card I added one more color and not only was it more of a time commitment but, it moved me a different direction from what I wanted.
I was going for a soft look on the dahlia and because I HAD to add one more color my soft look was left behind ... So I need to learn to take a walk. Next time when I return to my project I might have a different perspective. Either way I am so in L.O.V.E. this extra large Dahlia stamp!! Like OMG love!!!
This flower stamp is big and juicy and it's a great stamp for any medium and for techniques. True it will take you more time but, the end results will be so worth your time.
I hope you will check out my video and a thumbs up is always appreciated if you like it.
The large dahlia was inked up with Simon Says Stamps barely beige ink and colored with Chameleon colored pencils.
Using the grey pencil first in mostly the nooks and crannies was easy I promise.
Then I added a soft layer of pink with a very light hand. When I was satisfied with that I used a dark pink for my third layer always keeping the tip nice and sharp to get that pronounced line on the petals.
This is the point where I should have walked away. I wanted to add one more color and once you add that color to one petal .... it's a commitment! Plus it changes the look you were going for.
I discovered a new tip ... when you don't get a perfect embossing what do you do? Rather than make you watch my video I will tell you lol. Use a white gel pen to fill in the areas that are not embossed. Worked like a charm!
Thanks for your visit today it's always appreciated and I hope you picked up a tip to two. Have a good week. Hugs, Kathy