This week's Color My Heart challenge is to use Slate and Whisper plus any other color of your choice. I pulled out Ruby and, after seeing this tutorial during Stamp-A-Faire, came up with this wine bottle tag:
And here's a close up of my salted flower:
I didn't have any Elmer's Glue sitting on my desk, so I used Liquid Glass (aka, Glossy Accents or Crystal Effects). I also didn't have regular salt, so I used the Kosher kind. I varied how much I watered down my Ruby re-inker as I dotted it onto the salt, and it really came out great.
The stamps are CTMH Unscripted (retired, flower), Art Philosophy Coordinating Stamps (current, sentiment) and Geometric Backgrounds (current, border). I stamped the geometric border in second generation Whisper. Even though it's the lighter of the two grays, it was still too strong for what I wanted. The stem and leaf are in Slate, and the flower is in third generation Ruby. As the tutorial mentions, this technique could be done without an actual image, but I wasn't that brave. At least not the first time trying it. I'd do it now.
The sentiment is in first, second, and third generation stamping. I inked it up, stamped it off, inked it again two-thirds to half way up, stamped it off again, and then a third inking just along the bottom. It's a quick way to get an ombre effect.
Although this is a really clever technique, I don't think it would mail very well. Thus the tag (cut using Art Philosophy and mounted to a coordinating Dimensional Element). Now I'm just waiting for an occasion to give it away.
Until next time,