Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Cornish Heritage Farm - Boys will be Boys
I am trying to be more versatile with my stamps - rather than just stamping the image and not thinking laterally.
I am determined to master making cards too!
The little boy stamp is part of 'Boys will be boys' from the Cornish Heritage Farm
I stamped out the collage stamp onto white card, then cut out the section I wanted.
I coloured him using pastel chalks and just kept adding more until I got the depth I wanted.
I chose a backing paper which toned in with his red top and blue trousers and stamped over it with a chalk green colour to soften the lines and pattern.
In hindsight the 'One penny for your thoughts' is stamped too low - I tried it higher but it didn't look right, and embossing it with black embossing powder makes the wording look too prominent.
But - it's all a learning curve for me - and I am happy that I made it.