We just announced the September Stamp of the Month on the Design Team Blog and I thought I’d share a card featuring the pears.
The colour scheme is really outside my normal comfort zone, but I am quite happy with how this turned out. I stamped the pears with Versafine Smokey Grey, then embossed with Neutral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder. The backing paper is from the Prima Script pad, as are the black swirls which have been cut with a memory box die.
I’ve taken this picture this evening with flash (hate the fact the nights are getting darker) so you can’t tell the pears are raised up on foam pads – the flash bleaches out all the shadows and makes it all look very flat. When I was working on TV a few years ago, I always used to avoid greys and silver (which just look grey on TV) because they can look quite sludgy and dull on screen. Now I find a certain kind of french, shabby chic sophistication in soft greys. The gloss card behind the pears is the result of cleaning a PanPastel covered stencil (Zinnia) with a wet wipe (first mentioned here). I had used black pan pastel with the stencil this time and this soft colour is the second wipe over, resulting in a very soft grey.
Well I’m knee deep in prep for Thursday … gotta get on!