Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sweet Stamps Olden Days

Sweet Stamps Challenge #13:

Olden Days

Here's my creation:
 I used "Margery" for this card, a stamp from Sweet Stamps in the Antique/Old Fashioned category.

I used a chipboard accent by the flowers and painted it with Creative Inspirations Paint "Chocolate". 

Since the paints are translucent, the darkness of the chipboard can be seen through, not giving it's true color.  A good way to get around this is by use white gesso and then painting the piece.  Another idea I got the other day was to first use a ink pad near to the same color of the paint and then use the paint.  Which turned out good as well, if you don't have gesso on had.  It probably helped that I was using a dark color, not sure if some of the lighter colors would work this way.

Using Ink Pad:

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create.  You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! 

Also make sure to check out all the other lovely creations from the other DT members!! Leave some love!  We all like getting comments!

Have a great day!



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Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the image.xxx

Sue said...

beautiful card and so very elegant

thank you for joining us at MMCS


Dawnll said...

Amazing details and I love that paper you used...she is the perfect image with this design.
Have a sweet week
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Miranda said...

great card Kendra and that image is very pretty

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Oh Kendra what a wonderful creation! I love every little bit of it!!


Faye said...

What a lovely, lovely card. Thanks for playing at MMCS this week. x

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Wow, what elegant details. I just love all the elements that you added to your card. Very vintage. That background paper looks just like old wallpaper. Lovely.

jonim52 said...

Kendra your card is gorgeous. Love the way to painted your chipboard! It is a fab embellishment.

Michelle said...

Love what you did with the image! It turned out great!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

What a wonderful card! Love your tutorial also! Great job Kendra!

Candy C said...

Hello. I LOVE your project for Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. The stamped image is lovely and the way you colored her and finished out everything around her is stunning. Thanks for joining us at the challenge! <3 Candy

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I really like the image you used. You did a great job coloring her too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous Kendra! Such a beautiful vintage feel with your papers, beautiful image and embellishments.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful coloring on Margery (she's one of my favorites). I love all the design elements you used and the background paper is perfect.

Terry said...

Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull creation, Really love what you did with the coloring and the image is georgous. Hugs Terry xxxx

Mary Frances said...

Love your card Kendra! Great layout and coloring. Beautiful details :)