Friday, August 19, 2011
Fall Wall Canvas
I've been noodling this one around in my head for a while and after a few mishaps, this is what I came up with. I should have started with the tree to begin with - Fall is my favorite season.
Every last thing (well nearly) is cut with the new CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. I used Elemental papers, Colonial White and Cocoa cardstock. I added one of the new pin clips, mocha gems and a tad bit of hemp and twill ribbon. The frame is popped with foam so you can slide a 4x6 photo in behind it. All of the leaves are dry embossed to give them shape and some are popped with foam.
So, here's what I learned...Do not ink directly onto a blank canvas from M's. I used cocoa ink in some lovely flourishes and then when they didn't dry, tried what any seasoned stamper would do....heated them. HUGE MISTAKE. It turned the ink lime green. I kid you not my friends. I wish I had pictures. Then I was going for some sideways branch thing with flowers...the spiral ones....sigh....love the flowers but was not loving the sideways thing. It was a spacial nightmare trying to fit everything on. Back to the drawing board again. I was serious when I said I should have started with the tree. Finally, after fiddling virtually on my gypsy, I found this layout and ran to my desk to create it. Much much better. :)
On a personal note - I got a new camera - YEA! So, I should no longer have the weird lighting issues I was having. I don't think my old camera really wanted to focus in any more.
Thanks for stopping,