Hello to my crafty friends! Jeanie Hays here, guest designing this month! Thank you for taking a look at my latest creation using one of my new favorite stamp sets; String Of Lights. Take a look at the Brutus Monroe set online. It comes with 3 different strings of lights and sentiments! You'll get to see more with this set next week.
I wanted to create a background that would allow these lights to stand out. A stripy stencil, some watercolor pencils and watercolor paper did the trick. Taping the stencil down is a must in order create some order. But you could probably get a pretty background without a stencil too. I didn’t intend on scribbling but that is what happened and I kinda like the results. Not adding too much water allowed for some of the pencil marks to remain. Shifting the stencil up, re-taping it, scribbling some yellow pencil and washing quickly over it with water made for a super quick background.
The String Of Lights are stamped twice in Archival ink using a Misti. There is a tiny hint of green in the background so I added some green flat backed pearls to pull that color out. I also added some blue pearls. Don’t they make the most adorable 3d lights?
The black twine is meant to be a continuation of the Sting Of Lights but softened with a bow. I need a birthday card today for a fellow crafter! I grabbed the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the FeatheredFriends kit. The stripes gave it a natural underline creating a perfect place for it to rest until read.
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