Friday, May 23, 2008

Bandanna Technique

I often visit Robin Beam's blog (Robin is the Director of Education for Ranger Industries). There is a link to her blog in the left column of my blog if you would like to visit her blog. Anyway, recently she issued a challenge to create something using the Bandanna Technique that she came up with. It is a great technique, I just hadn't gotten around to trying it yet. So here is my first "bandanna" card. The "bandanna" part of it refers to the white doodling that I added to the background. I created the background by stamping my design with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and blending with Weathered Wood and Milled Lavendar. Both of the background colors are fairly soft, so there is not alot of contrast between the white pen and the background colors, but I liked it. You can see it better if you click on the picture to enlarge it. Anyway, the frame is from Technique Tuesday, and is colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Distress Embossing Powder. The image behind the frame is from the Bird Lover's clear stamp set by Crafty Secrets. I colored in the birds with Distress Inks and Cut n' Dry Nibs. Oh, and the background stamp is the Spiraling Leaves background by B Line Designs. It is a huge stamp which is great because you only have to stamp it once even for a fairly large card like this one (5 3/8" square). Anyway, I greatly enjoyed this bandanna thing and am sure it will join the list of techniques that I love and use often. Oops, I just noticed that I forgot to color in the cute little birdies eyes, better do

1 comment:

Sharyn said...

This is beautifully done!