Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Today's Color Dare was to use Basic Brown (or Chocolate Chip)
Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, So Saffron, and (optional) Going Gray. I had no Basic Brown, but I found this piece of designer paper that had browns and grays in it (DCWV Old World 8 x 8 pack), so I thought that would be a good substitute, especially with the image I had in mind, Sweet 'n Sassy's set His Eye is On the Sparrow. I love that song, and immediately fell in love with these graceful birds. I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored them with prismas and baby oil. Everything seemed so stark white against the designer paper, so I got out my SU linen background stamp and inked it up with Tim Holtz distress ink, stamping off once before stamping the image. I repeated the same process with the horizontal strip of Going Gray, just to give it an aged, distressed appearance. A pair of Saffron colored buttons tied with brown hemp bring out the tiny bit of So Saffron in the flower centers...a spiral clip with some knotted bi-color ribbon dresses it up just a bit more.