Tuesday, March 13, 2012

BBArtisans March Challenge - Turquoise and Red




Every month, BBArtisans team members have the opportunity to participate in a monthly challenge.  This month our theme (hosted by Rose of Random Creative) is to use the  color combination of turquoise and red in a new piece of art.  


I thought I'd take this opportunity to fulfill one of my short-term goals:  stamping on ribbon.  A good friend gave me some colored ribbons; two of the colors were turquoise and red.  Wasn't that fitting!

I wasn't sure if the ink in my stamp pads would stick to the ribbon without smudging.  But they both worked well enough.  The turquoise is a brand that I hadn't used before by Tsukineko called Versa Magic chalk ink.  It's very vivid!  The red is a more popular brand called Jim Holtz Distress Ink, which is a dye ink.  Both products are acid free.   

After the ribbons were stamped, I glued them into my art journal and completed my page.  The background is colored with stamp pad inks, watercolors, coptic markers and micron pens.  That attractive woman isn't me; just a model.  

8 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Your ribbon turned out great! As did the whole page!

Nancy said...

Cool way to incorporate a BBA challenge into something you've been wanting to do. Great work!

Splendid Little Stars said...

great project for the Challenge, Deb! The journal page turned out very well with the stamped ribbon included.

Linda B said...

The stamps look great. Way to go.

Rose said...

What a fun, whimsical page! I love the stamped ribbon effect.

BeadedTail said...

You just get more creative all the time Deb! I wish I could come be crafty with you!

papel1 said...

found your blog through entrecard. Love the idea of stamping on ribbon.
Judy

Judy Nolan said...

Great use of turquoise and red! I love Jim Holtz' Distressed Inks, by the way...there is so much you can do with them.

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