Hi, its Cornelia here!
Today I want to explore some options with this fabulous set from STAMPlorations called Celebrate Artsy.
I have already played around with it in the past (click HERE if you want to see more), it has so much potential! Recently over at Papertrey's Make it Monday Dawn McVey made a great video about rainbow medallions. I really wanted to try this out, but did not have time for it. Besides that I thought the STAMPlorations stamps are perfect for this and I could not have used them for Papertrey..... I did do this a little bit differently than Dawn - I have some pictures below. But first the cards:For the first card I used that stamp that in my eyes looks like a fish (I made a fish card with it previously)
The sentiments are from the Sentiment Builders set: Happy. I fuzzy cut the HAPPY. Rounded the corners of the card.
The third card I splattered with yellow and orange and used a enamel dot for the "flower" and rounded one corner.
So, how did I do my rainbow medallions?
I first selected my inks. I never really care what ink I use for what - I mainly care about the colors. I do love those Memento Luxe inks, but the green is just a bit on the dull side, so I went with my Adirondak ink instead. Sorry for the upside down ones - still have to learn how to do those posts more "professionally"....
You see that I started out with faint pencil marks on white card stock. You do need to mark the center of the "medallion" as a starting point. In the Papertrey video Dawn used 8 colors, but I found that too little. So I used 3 different colors for each quarter of my medallion. I did not measure this, just eye-balled. I did choose a starting point on the stamp, which I tried to line up every time with my pencil crosshatch to get the stamping exact.
And if you get this right, then a pretty pattern emerges. No need to cover it up, really. although I did cover it in the first card above.
And here is my personal favorite from my three cards again:
Wanna give it a try? Go for it - it works with all sorts of stamps!
Thank you for visiting me today and if you click HERE it gets you over to STAMPlorations!
I am also linking this card with Time Out Challenges - Celebrate with optional butterflies
and with Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes
and my all time favorite challenge - the Snippets Playground - use a snippet - the first card has the central round and the happy
Edited to link up with Seize the Birthday - anything Birthday