Friday, September 9, 2011

Another stamped project...

Hello friends!
I just want to say--thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments on my wreath project for the Prima blog hop! You all really know how to make a girl's day! I have another holiday project to share with you and I was originally going to post step by step instructions on how to re-create it, but I ended up doing a video on it instead! I think it worked out better in my honest opinion...

Jamie could not do her show last night on Live with Prima last night because of the major power outage they are experiencing. So I did this project in place of it and rescheduled her for Monday night. I didnt want everyone to show up for a class and not have anything to watch. I refuse to let that happen!

I created this framed wreath for the Prima booth at CHA summer. I wanted to show a new idea using one stamp set and creating an image using multiple stamps mixed together...This piece is actually 8x11 in size, but I recreated it in 12x12 format on the show. I mixed trees, flourishes and snowflakes in a circular formation to create a "wreath" image. The stamp set I used is the North Country Cling Set by Prima. The background paper is called Hedgerow from the Romantique Collection by Prima.



I used a mix of colors from my stash of Distress Inks by Ranger. The greens are Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint. The blues are Stormy Sky, Broken China and Faded Jeans. I also showed an example of colors you could use together in reds too, if you wanted to change up the color pallette a bit...

This is a close up shot of my original project where you can see the detail in the stamp images...

Sooooo.....you can watch the video here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17150833

I include tips and tricks on how to use your stamps, other inks you may want to try and more!
Hope you enjoy it!

I will be back soon with more projects! Have a great weekend...
xoxo Cari
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2 comments:

Emily said...

This is awesome! I love the idea of using stamps for this. Love your work... very inspiring!!

Amy Harle said...

Cari - that's is soooo beautiful!! Just gorgeous!! Saw you leaving Robbie T's the other day but was in the car w/ the girls so I couldn't stop. Hope to see you soon!!!