Thursday, 14 May 2009

Not sure...

I love this dahlia stamp from Crafty individuals (one of the crafty elements range), and a few weeks ago stamped two onto semi-shiny card with stazon. They had been just sitting there on my table, and I wasn't sure what to do with them. Last night I spent a few minutes colouring them with distress inks. I decided to mount one onto a card covered with CI paper , stamping a few leaves from another Crafty Elements plate to put behind. I'm not sure the ribbon works, or the green of the leaves. Now I am really not sure what to do with the other one!

3 comments:

  1. I think all the elements are fine, Sal, but (using photographic composition principles) try placing the flower off centre (on a "third") rather than in the middle, and the ribbons vertically and horizontally instead of diagonally. Compositionally, I think that might work better. It is a lovely stamp, though, and I like the colours you've used. xx

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  2. I love the colours and the stamped image too.

    With the next Dahlia, as you have coloured it perfectly and it looks so real, I would put it on a plain background with the leaves, to show if off, then mount it on patterned paper

    Not that I am an expert, but I am a flower lover, and in nature the individual flowers are accentuated by their plain foliage, even in the masses of colour around them, so that they 'shine' in their own right.

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  3. Well I like it as it is Sally. The leaves you've made really highlight it. Maybe try stamping three and put them down the middle of a DL card after matting and layering each. Just an idea.

    Lisax

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