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Sunday, September 2, 2018


This was created this for the new 613 Ave C  challenge starting Sept 1:  "ATG/ optional Twist: Make it CAS"  You have the whole month of September to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas from the DT's incredible inspiration concepts -  click HERE!

I recently purchased the Tim Holtz set "Hipster" of real-red-Rubber [unmounted] stamps and it was the goat I grabbed to use first.  The CS I chose to use is 80# Neenah - "Desert Storm". Copics are my medium of choice - but I really wanted to use my Prismacolor Pencils with this image & CS combination.  The plaid on the suit is my addition, it is not part of the stamp.
I am essentially a beginner with Pencils - have so much to learn.  My dream would be to have the skills of this blogger, artist and my friend, Shani Thomas at Paperesse.  Someday, my friend, I will develop the smooth blending skills for which you are known!  Please keep giving me pointers!
The large size stamp, plus my design concept of elevated layers [creating the "white space" essential for a CAS style] made it necessary to make an envelope to fit.  Cut from a sheet of hoarded 12 x 12", there was enough left over to mat the white CS inside for my personal message.
Once completed, I immediately chose the recipient and occasion - and when mailed and received, I will be back to describe the circumstances.  It is a convoluted story that deserves another post!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  


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