Thursday, September 27, 2012

CCEE1239

For Sabrina's last week as hostess for the CCEE Stampers, she challenged the team to make our own designer paper, using any technique we wanted.  I saw a new (to me) technique on Stamp TV a couple of weeks ago to make designer paper that looks like a pillow top.  The results were so pretty that I decided to give it a shot.  I never actually used the piece of DP that I had created, so today is the day I'll use it.


You use a sponge dauber, ink, and a piece of clear acetate to make the ruled lines in both diagonal directions.  The clear acetate is important because, when you start, you should go diagonally from upper left corner to lower right corner.  It makes the pattern start at a central point.  Then when you move the acetate for the second line to the right, you have to cover up the original line.  If it weren't clear, you may not get the spacing even.

I wanted my little tabs of ribbon to match the colors of the leaves, so I used white ribbon and rubbed the inkpads over them until I achieved the depth of color I wanted.  The leaves are colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, a coloring medium I haven't used in a while.

We'd love for you to play along with us, so come on over to the CCEE Blog and see what the entire team has made for this challenge.  And, if you're so inclined, make a card and link it up with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Autumn Glory
Ink:  SU Creamy Caramel; Memento Potter's Clay, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves
Paper:  MFP Natural Vanilla, Rusty Hinge
Accessories:  Ribbon, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol

9 comments:

Sabrina said...

Your background is fabulous, Lois. It sounds a little like retiform in the way you do it, and my, acetate would make it easier to see what you're doing with that technique too! Your autumn leaves are so lovely, too. Thank you for teaching me something new for my repertoire.

Benzi said...

You do that pillow top technique so well, Lois. It is beautiful and along with the leaves, you've made a gorgeous card.

Cindy H. said...

So pretty!

Theresa said...

Beautiful Background. Great work!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

First time I've seen this TQ Lois, and it's really fabulous!! I think I need to give that a try!! It looks awesome with the Fall leaf!!!

wannabcre8tive said...

This is beautiful, Lois and that is a wonderful technique. You do great work.

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY!~

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois, I love your BG. I saw the video on Stamp TV and have been wanting to try it. Your card is really lovely and elegant!

Joanne (jojot) said...

such gorgeous leaves, colored fabulously....tfs, Lois