RS 132 Bootiful Occasions with Hardwood

While I was away at the beach my new SU order arrived, which meant my Bootiful Occasions stamp set was waiting for me when I returned home.   Since discovering the bandana technique earlier this month, I’ve been eager to get my hands on the Bootiful Occasions cowboy boot and see how I could use the boot with the technique.   This week’s Retrosketch Challenge provided me with the layout and from there the card just flowed together — I love when everything falls smoothly into place!  The Hardwood background stamp inked with Soft Suede and stamped onto Crumb Cake offered a rustic background to showcase the images.    Once again I used Daydream Medallions and Madison Avenue for the bandana effect and then just doodled with a white gel pen around the black images.  The boot was colored with the Skin Tone Blendabilities and highlighted with Soft Suede.  A few loops of linen thread added a cowboy-ish finishing touch!   This was honestly a very quick and easy card!

STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Bootiful Occasions, Hardwood, Daydream Medallions, Madison Avenue
STAMPIN UP INK: Early Espresso, Memento Black, Skin Tone Blendabilities, Soft Suede
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: Linen thread, white gel pen, mini pearls, dimShopOnlineensional

PPA 217 Bandana Technique with Daydream Medallions and Madison Avenue

Do you ever “wander around on line” as if you were wandering through a store?  I sure do!  I find so much inspiration browsing through Google images, Pinterest and You Tube.  In the midst of my “wandering” last week, I stumbled upon the bandana technique.  This was totally new to me and really excited me, as I had just placed my fall order which included the Bootiful Occasions stamp set.  My wheels started turning on how I could use the bandana technique with the cowboy boot.  While waiting for my order, I thought I’d use this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge as a layout for my first attempt with this technique.  Knowing I didn’t have any paisley stamps, I perused my various stamp sets to see what I had that would work to create a bandana effect.  I selected Daydream Medallions along with Madison Avenue and was quite pleased with how well these two sets worked together.  Having been an avid doodler for longer than I can recall, this technique was right up my alley — so much fun just doodling, doodling, doodling with my white gel pen.  Now, I can’t wait until my Bootiful Boots arrive!

PPA 2014.09.02
STAMPIN UP STAMP(S): Another Thank You, Daydream Medallions and Madison Avenue
STAMPIN UP INK: Memento Black, Stampin Up Basic Black Marker, White gel pen
STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP: Read Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Black candy dot, dimensionals, linen thread, floral framelets, Fancy Fan EF