Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Krafty New Year

Hello friends. We've been getting a lot of snow here in Michigan....it's piled up everywhere! One good thing about the snow, it's a good reason to stay inside (where it's toasty warm) and get creative!

This week's challenge at SweetStamps.com is Kraft Paper, so I'd like to share this vintage card I created:

The base is a very deep brown, although the photo looks black. I stamped Handwriting in White Dye Ink and rubbed over it (using a sponge) with a little French Roast Shades Dye Ink to tone down the whiteness.

The main image was stamped onto a kraft ATC using French Roast ink which was also rubbed around the image to add shading. I highlighted part of the lady's dress with a white colored pencil and pounced gold ink all over the top.

The frame and embellishments are from Daisy Floral Accents & Frame Piccolos (Globecraft & Piccolo is a new division of SweetStamps.com).

The ATC frame was covered with Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid and embossed with Copper Kettle Enamel Powder, and then I added a bit of Glastique Gloss to the edges and coated that with Pure Sparkle Silver Glitter to give it a shine.

The daisies in the upper left corner were covered with Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid and embossed with Cranberry Wine Enamel and Enchanted Aubergine Enamel.

The stemmed daisies in the lower right were painted with Smooch Inks (Green AppleSassy Pink, Sundance, Carrot and Plum Twist). I love the shimmer of the smooch colors!

Hope you'll come and play along with us at the Challenge Blog...don't forget to check out what the DT Sweeties have made with this week's theme!

Happy New Year!


11 comments:

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful!!! Love all the added glitter! Stunning! Love the added flowers!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhhh la la! I love the frame and the shimmer! Love the image w/white and gold accents, and the flowers on the frame are wonderful!!!

Calypso's Crafts said...

So beautiful!! Love the gorgeous frame and how you colored the dress in white!! It really stands out. Happy New Year.

Donna K said...

This is so lovely, Stacey! I like the glitter and flowers around your border…thanks for sharing how you softened up your stamped image…it's wonderful! Stay warm! ~Donna K

Annette said...

So gorgeous! I have to say I am in love with Piccolo's accents and enamel. And you have made a perfect job with the products. The stamps are beautifully put together!
Hugs Annette

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW!!! I LOVE the glitter around the edges, I must get my hands on some of that! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous design, love the look of the writing behind the framed image and the white on the dress. Beautiful finish with the stemmed daisies and love the sparkle on the frame. Awesome.

Denise said...

This is an amazing card! Love the way you created the shiny frame around your image and added those lovely colorful daisies! Love the Vintage look!
Sweet Crafty Hugs
Denise
xox

Monica Edwards said...

Gorgeous card love it.

Denise said...

Lovely ATC I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award!
Check out my blog for details when you get time.
http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/blog-award.html
Crafty Hugs

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