Studio Sunday

It's Sunday once again only this one feels and looks like winter with a fresh blanket of at least 8" of snow over everything.  Unfortunately there is a blizzard moving in for Tuesday and they are talking accumulations in feet!  Ugh

I'm working hard on designs for my license agreement (right, that I have not shared all the details with you on yet) and it's limiting my studio play time but I did get a little play time in late last night.

I was playing with stencils, old and new, and collaging printed deli papers using Tim Holtz Distress Stain Sprays and Dylusions Ink Sprays.  I thought how nice it might look to stencil the stem design using gold foil but my foil glue must be too old or something so I ended up using the Sharpie Gold Pain Pen instead which definitely does not produce the same bling. :(  My favorite color spray from last night is the Dylusions Slate Grey Ink Spray.  Very cool and although you can't see it very well on these collages, it was perfect for bring in some subtle darker shades.

In honor of Valentine's Day coming up soon, I played digitally with my Heart Swirl stencil from  This isn't the original version above but I wanted to point out how the red intense color along the inside edges of the stencil is from using the Distress Stain ink pads to blend additional color softly using a cosmetic sponge.  I like how this effect translated to the digital version.

Of course, studio play wouldn't be complete without a full-blown repeat version.  I only used the top half of the heart for this repeat but it looks really cool up close!

Back to work and soon I will have more to share!  Stay warm and keep creating!


HollyM said…
Margaret, it's very nice to see you again in blogging land.
I like those shades in the last heart too and really love the repeat in the last design. I seem to be partial to those.
elle said…
Yes, I am also happy you are back blogging. What a great range of colours and I am really using my supplies now and not just the way they were designed. Sponging on the ink pad is a great technique!:)