good morning! we've made it to day five of the papertrey ink august countdown to new stamps and one more look at my new background stamp, alphabet soup. today, i'm going big - instead of cards, i've put together two examples of personalized wall art.
i love personalized items in kids rooms - letters, monograms, framed birth announcements, etc. by isolating a single letter, the alphabet soup image would be perfect for just that sort of artwork. i knew right away that i wanted to create this with secret agent. the idea of "highlighting" the letter both with color and the magnifying glass was so fun and i couldn't wait to make it happen!
like several other projects this week, i isolated the j to ink and stamp in orange zest. unlike those, i then masked it to ink and stamp the rest of the image in blueberry sky. i continued the orange and blue theme over to secret agent himself, adding in the blue details by fussy cutting and paper piecing those pieces right over the orange layer. i chose smokey shadow as my "black" for a bit more of a soft look. and i included acetate on the magnifying glass - of course!
next, i had to challenge myself to create a girl version. i wasn't sure what i was going to create around until i remembered super succulents. my girls are so into succulents! once again, i isolated and masked to get the c in green (for colleen!), while stamping the rest of the letters in pink.
using the various die cuts and stamps in the set, i created a hanging garden and hung it from the alphabet panel. because the focal image is smaller, i decided to go with a busier leafy background layer in soft stone. it's a little like wallpaper and it's the perfect backdrop to the plants! big sis mignon was a little annoyed that i didn't highlight the m. and i have to say i agree, but i'm thinking i should have done L!
well, that's a wrap from me officially. although i may have to post again tomorrow - so many ideas, so little time! definitely check back. until then, be sure to head over to nichole's blog for the daily scoop and links. and then start finalizing your list for when everything goes live on papertreyink.com tomorrow night...
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supplies used ~ alphabet soup (available august 15th)