Friday, September 19, 2008

Little Paper Shop Sneak Peak #1

This set is my absolute favorite for this month. The main image is a snow globe with other sentiments and elements to go with it. The minute I saw it I thought of one word POTENTIAL. This set can be used with ANY set to create the perfect globe. I decided to play around with it a little make a nature themed global to sent to one of my cousins. She LOVES butterflies.

I used Little Paper Shop's Butterflies and Blossoms set for all of the stamping save the globe. I stamped the Butterfly in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with YG91, YG95 and BG13. Next I masked the butterfly and stamped flowers to replace snowflakes as the 'floating element' of my globe in Soft Sky. Next, I masked the top portion of the globe and stamped the leaves from BnB in River Rock. I then cut out my globe and placed it aside. My focus then went to my layer. I decided to keep the two color theme and stamped the flowers in Soft Sky/River Rock. Then I used my copic marker (YG95) to make a faux layer by using the chisel tip and swiping my marker across the paper. Finally, I dyed my clear ribbon with YG13. EASY!!!!

I also wanted to share with y'all a little tip I've picked up with acrylics. Sometimes circular images (or straight lines) are hard to place on your acrylic block while maintaining shape by just 'eyeing it'. I find it helpful to place your block over the set's label and then layer your stamp over it. Thus using the label as a template.
Also, make sure you check out the wonderfully talented other members of the LPS design team at our very own LPS DT BLOG!!!


Happy Stamping!
Elyssa

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

Very ingenious!! I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

It is quite pretty, although not at all your best creation. (Note:this is my opinion. Why? The colors, I guess. My thoughts is that if you use very light colors, you must then mix them with something that will contrast a bit to give it a bit more, say, uniqueness? sorry but I forgot the word I was thinking of...)

Kari said...

Love the butterfly! Great colors too!

Kristi said...

VERY VERY NICE CARD, I LOVE IT

Debi said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning!! I love the butterfly. The colors are incredible!!! Beautiful job!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, this awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Butterflies and to see how you used that w/ the snowglobe is, well..amazingly cool! Great job!