I feel obligated to submit to the Shopping Our Stash blog now, because it is exactly in line with my own project. So here is my entry for their latest challenge, Heavy Metal, which is to use something metal or metallic on your project:
What’s metal, here, of course, is the Ranger foil tape, which I embossed with a Tim Holtz folder. (Fun fact: this foil in the folder is what jammed up my eBosser as described in my last post. I figured, why not use it?) I lightly brushed the foil tape with my black StazOn ink pad, to highlight the texture. I then mounted it on white glossy paper and then black cardstock. The circus-alphabet style of this Fiskars sentiment seemed to go with the kind of steampunk feel of the thing.
I added some black enamel dots and clear gems to bling it up and enhance the color scheme, and that’s it.
Unfortunately, my Picasa software, which is what I use to edit my photos, has mysteriously crapped out, so this photo is the best of the unretouched batch that I have. Can’t even crop it. My PC is a MacIntosh, and I find the included iPhoto maddeningly opaque to use.
I realize if I keep up with this, I am going to have to learn to take and edit better pictures. It seems like an awful lot to master,though.