Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Adding Color to White Ribbon and Tail O' the Pub Page
Sometimes for me, working without a sketch is a breath of fresh air! It was kinda fun just picking a photo or two, finding some paper that matched (didn't have a lot, don't do a lot of patriotic pages) and running with it. I knew I wanted to make some ribbon roses so I could do a quick tutorial on using mists & inks, but other than that...
This page was made from recent photos we took during our trip to Lake Placid. And, look close, I am actually IN the photo! Can you believe it?
Now these roses are super easy. Use the tutorial I linked up the other day. THEN, figure out what colors you want to use. Now, I don't have red and this shade of blue in glimmermist but I do have them in ink pads. I used the edge of the pad to stain the rose. Then, I used clear glimmermist to allow the inked edges to fade into the flower. Then, poke a hole through and insert your decorative brad.
Now, the second rose I did have colors I wanted to use, but also wanted a stronger green color than I had. So, I inked up one edge and sprayed the rest of the flower with various shades of glimmermist. Now, if you wanted a nice rainbow coloration, you'd use colors that would "fade" into each other. So, red next to a yellow next to a blue. That will make it quite tie dye like.
I set my rose with some similar colored flowers so I could start planning flower clusters on my page. (Thanks for those cool Prima flowers, Helen!)
List of items used:
Red Glitter Paper from Stampin' Up
Doily from Helen ;-)
Basic Gray Paper Clip
Red, White and Blue Flowers-handmade and from Helen
Ink Pads (Holiday Red and Star Spangled Blue) from Close to My Heart
Brads from Stash
So, I will be linking this up on the Do More With Less Blog challenge. I linked up Kristy's page the other day, but this is all mine!! Check it out!