It’s the last Friday of the month and that means we are featuring one of our designers at TGIF Challenges. I am thrilled that my good friend, Elizabeth Price, is this month’s Designer Spotlight. I’ve know her for several years and I’m always in awe of her creations. Be sure to check out her blog to see for yourself.
Elizabeth is a master of layering various papers and her use of accessories is always spot on. You can click HERE to see the card I chose to CASE. When I saw what she did with the Hexagon embossing folder, I knew I had to try it myself. For the background, I started by embossing Shimmery White card stock with the Hexagons embossing folder and the Big Shot. I lightly rubbed my Basic Black ink pad onto the folder before running it through the machine to create the black outlines.
I thought that the hexagons resembled the scales on a fish or a mermaid’s tail, so I selected 3 colors that would look iridescent when combined: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, and Perfect Plum. An Aqua Painter was used to color the hexagons and the Magical Mermaid image. The tail was a blend of the colors and was brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.
The March Technique Challenge for Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration is paper weaving. It's been years since I've done this technique, so I decided to try it out with a slightly different spin. I found several different weaving patterns on this website, and went with a diagonal pattern for my background.
I used strips of the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper to weave together. The simple greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set and I added a few of the Urban Underground Embellishments.
If you'd like to check out what the other designers created with this technique, just click HERE.
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