My BSF (Best Stamping Friend), Lisa, sent me an awesome package the other day. We 'met' on SCS, and have developed a great online friendship. She is a very talented stamper, and her coloring, shading, and sponging blows me away. I can only hope to be as good as her one day. You'll have to check out her blog to see what I mean.
Another thing that blew me away was what she sent me. Take a look...
I have to tell you, my favorite thing in the whole package was the adorable hand drawn original image by Lisa. It is the scalloped die cut in the front row. You are looking at the work of a future stamp designer if I do say so myself!
Well, I had to send her a thank you, so I used the stamp set she sent me and tried my hand at the Distress inks. I have a loooong way to go to get to the level of sponging genius as Lisa, but I'm gonna keep practicing.
Do you like the faint shadow from the jar? I was really impressed with how realistic it looked. Shadows are very hard for me to 'see'. One of these days I hope to have an eye for them!
Stamps - Everyday Jargon from Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper - Sahara sand, GKD PL white
Ink - Memento tuxedo black, various Distress inks for sponging
Accessories - Copic markers, Spica pen, Stickles, Tim Holz blending sponges, Post-it note, half pearls, dimensionals
Thanks, Lisa! You are the BSF ever!