Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CLP Mid-Month Reminder sponsored by Pretty LIttle Stamps

Hi and welcome to my blog!!
Tonight I have a project for our mid month reminder over at
CLP Challenges!!!
We are ever so lucky to get to work with Chelsea's
recently relaunched Gurlee Girls, though they have undergone a name change,
they are now part of her own Pretty Little Stamps collection,
please pop by HERE to take a looksie at the other adorable characters available!!
And big thanks to Chelsea for letting us play with them!!

So here is my problem: my new overly fancy printer doesn't do digi's. Nope, it just wont let me color them no matter my trials and tribulations. So what I did was, washed it!! I read that somewhere, some time ago, not sure where, but thought, hey, I'll give it a go. And so, the "effect" if you will, that you see on my image, is me rinsing off the top layer of ink and then painting with distress ink pads.

The papers are Basic Grey and the top print is Melissa Frances. The stuff on the card is mostly stash stuff, laces, doilies, rick rack, the flowers are a mixture of I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts. Distressing was done in Walnut Stain, scuffed up with scissors and the papers are sewn.

Welp, thanks for stopping by!! Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day, or as my son will tell you, Happy Valenstime's Day!!

hugs, stephanne


Unknown said...

Oh! How adorable, just beautiful!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Elise said...

Wow wow wow Stephanne! This is truly GORGEOUS!!! I love how you did that "washed" effect which turned out totally COOL! And the details on this is incredibly STUNNING! Love all that ribbon/lace and oOoOOoOf course I love love love those BEAUUUUTIFUL flowers! Wheweeee woman!

Much Love,

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Stephanne, beautiful colours and details.

Teresa said...

What a stunning card xx

Hanneke said...

So cute! Love the image and your coloring and the washed effect looks great! Too bad your printer doesn't do digi's! Maybe when the ink cartridge is empty you can try a different cartridge or something? Love the cute flowers! I have a birthday candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

marion said...

ow this is soooo sweet, love the way you have used the ribbons in this card, lovely image, so cute as always. Hugs, Marion

catherine said...

This is such a stunning card and a great image. beautiful colours
x catherine

Sue said...

OMG, she is exqusite, so delicate and pretty. And your coloring is out of this world!! Stunner for sure!


Sassy Raggedy said...

I am not sure I have ever seen a more beautiful card. Your coloring, embellishments everything is just outstanding. I love it. I am one of your new followers. joann
sassy raggedy

Claire Phillips said...

Really beautiful. We were always told at Art school if you didn't like your painting to give it a wash. A great idea to wash the print before colouring - gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Chris said...

Hi Sweetie! It's so lovely to come and visit your blog.....it's been far too long! Your card is so very beautiful and such a sweet image too. I love your colouring and the gorgeous details and embellishments, you're such an expert with the all the wonderful embellishing, big sigh from me :D! Hugs, Chris x

Chelsea said...

OMGosh...I'm in love! What is a 'wash' on an image? lol I love the soft colors on her with the few red highlights! I admire your gorgeous work Stehpanne!

Hugs and Love.