Monday, August 22, 2016
Giving Thanks for Fall Colors and Stickles
Y'all know how I feel about Stickles. A stamper can never have enough.
While I had Simon Says Stamp's Giving Thanks set out, I decided to play around with Papertrey's terra cotta ink, which is my replacement for Ancient Page henna, which is, alas, no longer available. In the process, guess who learned that Stickles paprika matches the terra cotta really, really well?
A copper metallic ink border gives some needed outline to the panel (believe me, I tried it without and it looked blah).
What's your favorite color for autumn leaves? Have you found an ink that captures that color? My favorite is a blazing orange that, when back-lit by the sun on a blue-sky day, looks as if the tree is literally on fire.
Of course, it isn't literally on fire. It just looks that way. If it were literally on fire, I'd have to dial 911 and pray the fire doesn't spread. But every time I see that particular shade of orange, I ask myself, "Is that tree on fire?"
And no, I've never found an ink that does that particular color justice.
stamps: Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks
ink: Papertrey terra cotta, Hero Arts cup o' Joe
accessories: Stickles (paprika), craft foam, glue, copper metallic pen