This little guy thinks he's scary...shhh, don't tell him he's just too cute!
I'm not really a 'cutsie' kinda girl but I fell in love with this stamp set the moment I saw it and when I saw the colors for this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge, I knew it was time to break this set out! To keep life interesting, I decided to stretch myself a bit and combine this challenge with the sketch over at Mojo Monday.
I must admit that with so many layers, this sketch really takes me out of my design comfort zone. It can be overwhelming to build mentally so as I worked I took each layer down just a notch to keep all of them together from being overwhelming to me.
EZ Design Ideas:
- Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, and Pumpkin Pie...strong colors indeed, all three! One way to balance these colors is with porportion. Give the most nuetral color the largest visual space. Two thirds Lucky Limeade to one third Elegant Eggplant and then the same porportion ratio between Elegant Eggplant and Pumpkin Pie
- Keep the patterns small or neutral. I purposely chose a quiet Elegant Eggplant pattern paper with just a hint of a contrasting pattern in Pumpkin Pie. I toned down the background by choosing a tone-on-tone stamp rather than a patterned paper
- Use texture rather than pattern to add additional visual interest without overpowering the eye...some paper piercing and a bit of embossing do the trick nicely!
I hope you have enjoyed my little mummy and please check back tomorrow to see his 3-D companion!
Stamps: Googly Ghouls (128063), Spooky Bingo Bits (123946), Distressed Dots (122815) Wood Mount
Paper: Lucky Limeade (122926), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730) Cardstock; Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks in Brights (117155) and Regals (117154)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (126984), Elegant Eggplant (126969) Classic Stampin' Pads
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Spider Web Embossing Folder (120889), Prfect Pennants Bigz L Die (123126), Circles # 2 Originals Die (114526), Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199)
Embellishments: Googlies Adhesive Backed Googly Eyes (127539)
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