Good Morning Ladies,
I went over to Joan's shop yesterday with my mom and sister. Of course we came home with some wonderful things. My sister's grandson went with us and had a grand time sitting by the pond and looking at the fish. He is four. He was such a good kid. I'm sure he has lots to tell about the pond. I don't even think he knew he was at a stamp store. LOL
Here is my take on this challenge at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2011/08/heidi-blankenship-guest-designer.html
Check it out.
The challenge is to stamp on patterned paper to change the look to fit your project.
For my card I used the new paper pad from Joan's. It is Bo Bunny of et cetera collection. This is a wonderful pad of antique looking paper. I stamped this patterned paper with a La Blance stamp. To stamp with I used archival ink in the colors of sepia and coffee. Also purchased at Joan's yesterday. Below you will see the paper before it was stamped with the La blance stamp. I used my spellbinders to cut out a solid piece of cardstock and a piece of the La Blance paper. The bird stamp is also a La Blance stamp from yesterday's purchases at Joans. I stamped the bird and flowers with the coffee ink. I then colorized the image with Tim Holtz distressed ink and cut and dry pen nibs by Ranger. Make-up sponges were used with the distressed ink to colorize the background. A ribbon was applied at the bottom for a finishing touch.
Here is the paper before stamping...
This paper is cool on it's own...but with the stamping ...Wow!
Of course I picked up many other things at Joan's. You will see these used in the near future on my blog.
Thanks for the challenge Joan!
Off to create....