Saturday, April 28, 2012
Well, that’s an out there title! Catch your eye did it? If the title didn’t the card should! I love this effect. It was shown to me by my Stampin Up group leader Jane Norrish, and of course it’s been done a multitude of times before by others, but I hadn’t tried it yet, so you’ll just have to put up with me!
I used the Mojo Monday Sketch as a basis – all those squares just looked like tiles to me. This technique is really quite easy. I used the little flower from Vintage Vogue in Night of Navy and the background is a Stampin Spot in Sahara Sand that has been swirled over the top. You can see the square edges of the spot in places but I quite like the overall effect. The embossing over the top really shines like ceramic tiles!
Stampin’ Spots were my very first purchase from Stampin Up a few years ago, they are a great money saver if you want ALL the colours NOW! They can be used for just about anything that a large ink pad can and they’re small enough to take with you when your out at stamp camps, classes etc.
I also went ballistic with ink on the inside - more sponging and stamping.
The colour scheme came from Create with Connie and Mary this week….
Gorgeous colours, but i was a bit short in the Peach Parfait department and had to go with Calypso Coral instead! At least I got to use the gorgeously soft and cottony Bakers Twine in Calypso Coral that I purchased from the current Winter Mini Catalogue. It makes great bows because it’s not coated in waxy stuff like some other brands.
Here’s a close up of those tiles – the grout lines are just the cardstock base, the sentiment is the centre of the For You Flower stamp.
I hope you like my version of Faux Tiles. If you’d like me to share this technique and more with you – you could book an in home workshop and request a demonstration of it.
You and your friends could have a lovely afternoon making your own projects to keep and learning what more can be done with Stampin’ Up products.
Simply go to my Stampin Up website from the side bar and click on the Host a Workshop for more information. You can contact me on the website too.
In the meantime – Thanks for checking out my blog