good morning! papertrey ink stamp-a-faire weekend has arrived!! while the official day of tutorials and challenges is tomorrow, the design team is kicking things off today with a look at the exclusive, limited edition stamp-a-faire set, fashion sense, and i'm so excited to be playing along. first, a few details from nichole:
fashion sense will ONLY be available on stamp-a-faire day to customers who make a qualifying $100 purchase. all orders made between 7am est and 11:30pm est on stamp-a-faire day (August 29, 2015) that total $100 (before shipping) will receive the set for FREE!
as you can see, fashion sense includes quotes from leading fashion industry icons, along with a fashion sketch and various elements to add color and pattern to the gown - you get to take on the role of fashion designer and "make it work!" which is exactly what i did...
as soon as i saw the fashion sketch image, i knew that my first card would involve watercolors. i embossed the sketch and using kuretake gansai tambis, i blended pinks and purples for an ombre effect. while it was still a little wet, i stamped in a few dots in pink for a bit of added interest, followed by a wash of silver for a silky shimmer. i really wanted the dress to take center stage, so i kept the rest of the card simple - one of the sentiments - a fabulous quote from coco chanel - plus a couple of strips of coordinating washi tape and voilá! i see more watercolor gowns in my future.
next up, i wanted to step up my textile game with the mini florals. the skirt is so fun and full - i just love filling in little spaces like this. first i stamped the solid skirt fill in image in soft stone for a base color. then i started my stamped pattern with one of the two step flower clusters, and filled in with leaves, followed by the tiny single flower, and finally, the single mini dot to finish it off. it's good to start with the biggest image and then fill with the smaller ones as you go. you'll start to see where you need more and it's fine to overlap here and there - i think it adds to the movement and fullness of the skirt. for even more movement, i stamped the sketch image on the panel, colored in the bodice with silver wink of stella (i always love a little bling!) and fussy cut and layered the floral skirt over it, bending up the edges here and there. so much fun! i have many more textile ideas, and at least one that will show up later in the day tomorrow, so stay tuned! speaking of tomorrow, do you have your supplies ready to go?! i'm playing along with several challenges, so i'll see you there - and definitely at the welcome party tonight on nichole's blog. but first, enjoy the rest of the fashion sense fashion show...