Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beautiful drawing, hint of color

Happy Thursday Stampers!
I'm back today with a little different example of my work. Usually, color is a big part of my design. If I'm using Designer Series Paper, it automatically suggests the color themes to be used in a project. Among my papercrafting passion, I've been an avid crafter my entire life including working with bazillions of shades of color in DMC thread for cross stitch projects, nuances of color with yarn for the many sweaters and afghans I've knit and every color under the sun in fabric for years of quilts and table runners, wall hangings. All of this has developed a good eye for "what goes together" and what doesn't as far as color goes. I also had an extremely fashionable mom who could differentiate between 4 shades or more of navy blue.

Therefore, color is my favorite design element most of the time. Today, I set that aside and focused on two sketch-type stamps that I love and added just a hint of color. Here they are:

What do you think?  They were fun to do as the sketch speaks for itself. I kept the other elements simple in order to draw attention to the sketch. I like the effect, especially the background stamping on the door card, on my underneath layer.  It's fun to challenge yourself to some parameters and see what happens!  It's easy to add everything we like to a project and pretty soon, it is overwhelming and the eye doesn't know where to look or what is the feature.  I've often realized that many times, it's about knowing when to stop and what to leave off a project, right?!!

These stamp sets are available now and will be continued into the new catalog so if you want to try your hand with some pretty sketched stamps, you can contact me directly or order online!

Happy Stampin'!

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