I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
hope all of you are having a wonderful week so far! I have been creating a few cards this week and this card was my sample for the Splitcoaststampers’ Freefor All F4A310 “Get Your Zen On” Challenge (see details here and gallery here).
The "Get Your Zen On" Challenge is inspired by the Adult Coloring Book rage right now, and if you do not own one a coloring book, you can "Google" Adult Coloring Book Printables and free pages are available online.
The colors look a bit more vibrant in the photo than IRL :-)
Well, I tried to print a few freebies, but ever since I switched my laptop to Windows 10, my printer has been acting
up. The printer would just not cooperate so I decided to stamp my coloring
started to look over my stamp collection and recalled that I had this retired Stampin’
Up! background stamp, Serenity (from 2002) and thought that it would possibly look like a coloring
book page... I am ashamed to say that this is the first card that I have ever
created with it- yes, I have owned it for 14 years or more- again, too many stamps and not enough time- lol!! Although, that is about to change since my sweet hubby is retiring- yippee!! and my fulltime job ended as well...after 47+ years of working FT/OT for hubby and 40+ years of FT/OT for me, we will both be enjoying retirement :-)
I think that this vintage
image would be perfect for Mother’s Day and I will have to remind myself to get
this one out again soon!
create this card:
the Serenity background stamp with Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto a
piece of Whisper White cardstock (I always stamp my background stamps by
keeping the stamp face up on the table, ink with the stamp pad onto the rubber
stamp, place the cardstock onto the image and rub the back of the cardstock
with a piece of scrap paper or your hand to transfer the image). FYI- This image is very large so I started
out with a 5 ½” square and once I was finished coloring, etc. cut it down to
the A2 card size.
stamping the background image, color the image using various Prismacolor Berol®
Colored Pencils (I have had these in my stash for ages) along with a blending
stump and Gamsol® to blend the colors.
To "Antique" or "Not to Antique" - that is the question- lol!
the panel and stamp the sentiment from Butterfly Basics set using Stāz-On® Jet
the panel onto Early Espresso, trim again and mount onto the Lovely Lilac card
this point the card is finished, unless you are like me and just had to add
decided that it was not “vintage-y” enough so I grabbed my sponge applicator
and applied Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper and Tea Dye Distress Inks for the
one do you prefer- stark white or the tea dye version?