Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What I did today between orthodontist appointments and flute lessons ...

I'm totally feeling the love for the BS Textured Impressions folders! I applied a light coat of So Saffron on the Finial Press folder and ran a piece of Vanilla through the Big Shot. The result is a really, really cool textured piece of cs that looks like an old piece of aged textured wallpaper. It's fabulous IRL -- the scan does NOT do it justice! I don't know what the name is for this, but I think of it as 'color embossing.'

I layered Soft Suede, Ruby Red, So Saffron and More Mustard cs. The ribbon is layered 1" So Saffron twill, Soft Suede polka-dot grosgrain and Riding Hood Red taffeta. Who knew that the RHR taffeta ribbon is almost a dead-on match for Ruby Red cs?

The leaves are from Lovely as a Tree, watercolored and cut out of Vanilla cs.

Stamps: Gifts of the Earth, Lovely as Tree

Paper: Soft Suede, Ruby Red, So Saffron, More Mustard and Vanilla

Ink: Black, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke

Accessories: Big Shot, Textured Impressions Finial Press folder, brads and buckle from Aged Copper HPH, dimensionals, aquapainter, 1" So Saffron twill, Soft Suede polka-dot grosgrain and Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon

Techniques: watercolor


Jacki said...


angela said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! ok, i was on the fence about getting that texturz plate, but now i'm sold!

(ladybugs mommy from scs)

Sandi said...

Jacki took my exact words right out of my mouth when I saw this creation. I totally love the So Saffron on the Impression Folder -- this one is going to be cased for my October 24 class, I kid you not. Love this color combo, and your watercoloring of course. You go girl!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! I will certainly try this technique!

Jacki said...

I'm so glad to know another Twilight fan! I can't wait for New Moon!

Monica G said...

Fab technique. I think I'll show this at my ws this weekend!

Nadia said...

wow these are...how did Jacki put it?
I think you pushed me over the edge, I've got to get that folder.TFS