I have been busy preparing for a workshop that I am helping my mom with later today. She is a member of my downline and since we used to live so far apart, I really couldn't give her much in the way of training. So, we have been working together and have come up with some really cool make-and-takes and some great items for our hostess. I will post pictures later :) The problem is that is hasn't left me quite enough time for my own stamping :( So, last night I decided to take the bull by the horns and get back to it!
I fell in love with the "Teddy and Train" stamp set the first time I saw it last year. I bought the set and finally decided it was time to do something with it :) It is one of the few sets I was able to bring with me so I got it out and started playing with some color combinations and this is what developed:
To color the train, I used a Blender Pen because I didn't want the intensity of the Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango markers. I did use the marker, however, for the Daffodil Delight. I stamped my images with Basic Gray and then colored them in. I used Soft Suede with a Blender Pen to color the teddy bear and then used my Basic Black marker to add some stitch marks and to make his eyes and nose stand out better. I stamped the baby rattle on a scrap of Whisper White, cut it out, and then attached it using a dimensional. I also attached the matted verse from the Level 3 Hostess Set Occasional Quotes with dimensionals to "pop" it up.
The complete list of supplies:
Stamp Set: Teddy and Train, Occasional Quotes
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Soft Suede
Accessories: Marina Mist 1/8-inch Taffeta Ribboon, Blender Pens, Daffodil Marker, Basic Black Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot with Square Lattice Emboss Folder, Photo Corners Punch
I think this is definitely one of my favorite color combinations. It will be fun to see what else I can do with it :) And I will definitely be playing with this stamp set - I love that little bear :) So, I need to get ready for the workshop - did I tell you that from now until the end of August you can earn extra FREE merchandise with a qualifying workshop? If you are in the San Diego area and would like to book a workshop with me contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org . I am filling my calendar so book yours early :) 'Til next time.......
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