2013-01-15 2 layer distressed grape leaves
There are a number of rummage sale finds that I bought and never got around to using. Last month I worked on a couple of c-cards using Stampin’ Up’s Gorgeous Grapevine. That was one of “those” sets. It was still on top of the pile so I grabbed it and tried a technique I had seen on Michelle Zindorff’s Blog, creating the illusion of layers.
I think I was a tad bit heavy handed with the overstamping of the script but I still like it. The general technique is to take a post it note to over the center section then using the ink pad direct to paper create the color. Stamp your images then mount this piece on a similarly prepared background using the same technique.
Michelle’s tip to create the look of depth was to take a gray marker and shade the left and bottom edge of the panel then out line the same two edges in black. It really does add depth! I hope you can see the illusion in the photo.
And then I tried to do the same technique with a different color scheme. Can we saw ewwww? I’m not liking this at all. I have always known I am a very mossy green person :-) In this version I used red, rose and concord. I might as well have used canary yellow (my nemesis color); that is how distasteful this version is to me.
So, give this technique and try and be sure to share your color scheme with me. Maybe I can make this design work in another color with your help.