Saturday, December 1, 2007

Pastel Detailing & Technique Development

I'm sorry for the crooked picture! It looks a bit skewed...but I think you probably get the right idea.

Fall is one of my favorite seasons -- at least it is in the top four ; ) This stamp by I Brake for Stamps was just made for fall colors, and since I didn't stamp much in November, I am catching up! The technique used on this card is Pastel Detailing from the December issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Although the technique works best on highly detailed stamps, I love the way the color was so easy to apply using the technique. I really like the subtle shading!

This was the first time I tried the jumbo eyelets from Stampin' Up!, too. I still don't have the settings down for setting them with my Crop-a-Dile, and really struggled putting them in. I need to play with these more!

Next week I get to create! Now that the December issue is mailed, I have two more techniques to put to pictures for the February newsletter -- then I can go into "sample-making-frenzy" mode. I love the first week after the newsletter is mailed more than any other week! I usually start with a few techniques in my file to put into tutorials, then I just start to play -- putting together different ideas I have floating in my head....trying out one thing with another...and new techniques are born.

As I am creating, I pump out tons of backgrounds and unfinished pieces all at once, then make 25 to 50 cards or so over the course of the week to create samples. The hardest part of all this is not being able to scan and share them with anyone else!

I have some more things to post for tomorrow that I did yesterday, and a scrapbook page to share, too. I also need to make my Christmas Cards, so you may see those in a day or so, too....

Have a nice weekend!

6 comments:

Gerrie said...

This is FAB! luv it!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful card, Pat. I can't wait to get my newsletter.

papersunshine said...

Gorgeous card Pat! Love the stamp too.

Tracy said...

WOW this is beautiful Pat!

Michelle said...

What a fabulous card, Pat! WOW!!!!

TC said...

Thank you Pat for sharing all you beautiful artwork. I enjoy trying the new techs in the newsletter. I just got it today, so now I'm off to play.
Theresa Dalzeel-Wells
stampincatstrio@yahoo.com