March 9, 2015

mim#203: doodling over stamps

My approach for Papertrey’s Make It Monday #203, doodling over stamps, was a little bit different than Ashley’s. Rather than stamp the actual line image, I used the back of the stamps to get a group of rectangles.

After watching the MIM video, I saw a wonderful image on Home Depot’s Instagram that inspired my card.

So I used Ashley’s doodling technique to create a group of frames by stamping the backs of the stamps, softening some of the edges with water, and then doodling loose rectangles to make frames.

The paintbrushes in the inspiration photo were replaced with a wood veneer deer, the recipient’s spirit animal. This is a birthday card for my daughter’s friend, so there were some “suggestions” given, e.g. the deer, for its design.

The soft, muted colors of the card were difficult for me to photograph, but are lovely in person. The card was rushed to the mailbox or else I would have tried for a shot under better lighting conditions. I like the card so much more in person than in my photographs.

Thank you for stopping by.


stamps:  Keep It Simple: Belated Birthday; Framed Out #12; Love Lives Here; Tiny Tags; Grunge Me; Gobble, Gobble; No Strings Attached; Birthday Bash Sentiments; Background Basics: Inspiration; and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
ink:  clean slate (Studio Calico); teal zeal and elderberry (Memento); violet pigment (ColorBox)
paper:  soft stone card stock (PTI); watercolor paper (Strathmore)
extras:  wood veneer deer (Studio Calico Penny Arcade kit); neutral Color Theory enamel dots (Studio Calico)