The SBS18 theme for this week’s challenge is COUPLES. Here’s what I came up with.
I quickly realized that I do not have any couples stamps! How sad is that?? The closest thing I could find in my stamp stash is the All in the family set. But stick people romance was not what I was looking for! So, I decided to try the ever growing in popularity…clip art for my main image. This is a first for me.
Because I did not stamp the main image i felt compelled to create my own background paper, so that I did stamp something! I was inspired by Cosmo Cricket’s Fleuriste paper and used Rose Red to to stamp the weave background on cream cs, then sponged it with Elegant Eggplant and Ruby Red. I then stamped the flourishes and the sentiment in Elegant Eggplant.
I think Romeo and Juliet were the first couple to ever capture my romantic imagination, so I thought they were perfect for a couples theme.
I also used monochromatic tones for this, for the Stamp Something challenge on Friday. I think the rich mono tones lend themselves to a bookish, vintage feel, which is what I was going for. I deliberately left off coloring parts of the main image because I felt it looked more like a colored illustration from an old book that way. I think it has a more romantic quality about it too.
Stamps: CHF Beautiful, CHF For teh Men,
Paper: Ruby Red, Going Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant,
Accessories: clip art computer print, metallic pencils
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