I love pinterest for some good old inspiration, love blog hopping for the same reason. there have been many things that have caught my eye, I have pinned them, totally planning on doing something with them sometime…
I finally crossed off a couple of those ideas last week.
#1 – wood grain.
now I have used it here and there, but I wanted to use it in a funkier way. not in your traditional woodsy tones.
splendid fiins came out with another “knock-out” misting mask, and well, the rest is history:
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I have admired the look of title work cut from the main background paper, with a fun patterned paper placed behind, peeking through.
I mean, sure, you could get stickers, or cut the letters out of the patterned paper, but there is something about the look of it…
I can admit, that it took me awhile to get the drop shadows on this kraft background just right, and still, I look at it and wonder if it should be tweaked more…
I adjusted those darn drop shadows, merging layers, duplicating them, tweaking the shadows, multiplying and tweaking so many times, I lost track of how many times I did it!
my eyes, seriously, were on the verge of bleeding.
but that is what happens when you get passionate about an idea!