Journaling reads: July 1999, Cape Cod, MA -- Snuggling with Mom. Snuggle, cuddle, you are my love bug -- even 9 years later. Please stay my love bug!
Now you can see why I am of fan of Technique Tuesday. First, I love how the stamps inked up. The butterfly image was stamped by first stamping the back (or smooth side) of the clear stamp with the green. Then, after cleaning the stamp, I stamped the detailed side in black ink. Isn't that a great way to get two stamps for the price of one? The ladybug was actually three stamps (body, head and spot). Yes, each spot was stamped one by one. When I first heard that this was how we were supposed to fill in the dots, I almost reached for my black marker but I have to tell you, using a clear stamp made adding those 40+ dots a snap! Same thing for the little black scrolls. Oh, and I almost forget to tell you about the best technique. Do you see that green scrollwork on the inner circle and the black pattern on the flower? That's the wing of a dragonfly! After this class, I am going to look at each and every stamp I own in a different way!
I also loved working with the Technique Tuesday tiles. (And I'm glad I ordered a few more!) This layout didn't even use half of the tiles in the kit so you'll be seeing more of them. The only thing I added to the layout was my own ribbon.
Ingredients: Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper; Bazzill Cardstock; FUNdamentals of Flowers Technique Tiles; BoHo Buzz stamps. Technique Tuesday Red Ink; VersaMagic "Tea Leaves" green ink; Doodlebug buttons; Dashes, Dots & Checks Ribbon.