Here's my contribution. I've had another go at stretching my border stamps.
I used these two stamp sets:
|Artsy Border Maker|
|Born to Roam|
Next problemo. I'd measured the circle size so that three stampings would complete it, but alas, it didn't. (I hadn't been careful enough about hitting my penciled circle each time!!) So I had to do some selective inking of one curve and stamp it in the missing space!
And then, since I'd chosen a border stamp that was "open" - the 3rd in the set above (compared to the "closed" one I used here , the 6th in the set above) - I thought the design looked funny with the off-the-edge suitcases. Hmm.
So I sketched over my penciled circle with a Sharpie to "close" it and give the suitcases an edge to go over! And watercolored the suitcases with my Gansai Tambi. And did a pale blue sky wash inside the circle. I do really like the primary colors and the finish on the suitcases. They look nice and leathery.
I actually even forgot to stamp the third segment of my frame a second time! Geez, Maria. But the washi strip is pretty cool, eh? From my spending spree at Tiger on our Hamburg trip.
So, as opposed to inspiration, I hope you've gotten a kick out of my "how not to do its"! Thanks for stopping by today.
I'm sharing this card at Time Out #59 where it's about Masculine with a twist of mixed media. Got some heat embossing and washi happening here for texture so I'm in with the twist!
Over at Addicted to CAS the code word is "Fly". This card is for a guy I used to tutor who is off to Africa for a few months work program. I think it fits the bill.
And I'm playing at Joy Clair June Challenge for the first time with my Masculine theme and using some primary colors.