Sunday, August 17, 2008

Breathing new life into an old stamp


I bought this stamp, second-hand, from someone who had not used in a very long time. I think I paid only $2.00 for it. I'm at a point in my stamping where I like to color in images. So, this Pansy Patch stamp by Stampendous was right up my alley. When I first started stamping, sometimes the colors the manufacturer uses on the 'index image' would throw me off. But, I had to learn to look past that, and think of the possibilities of the image and rubber (and not be misled by the colors on the index image). I used prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits to color it in. The sentiment is by Stampin Up (Lots of Thoughts). I ran the green background through my Cuttlebug; as well as the pink panel that's behind the pansies. I love pop-dots. I can't live without my pop-dots or mounting foam. I gave the pansies added dimension by placing pop-dots beneath them. Thank you for stopping by, and I wish you a wonderful Sunday!

6 comments:

Kim H. said...

Ethel, this is so gorgeous! I love the texture and the colors. Great new life for an old stamp! I think that is the best! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sandy said...

Wow, Ethel, this is stunning, great job on coloring and all the details---lovely!

Anne said...

Love how the pansies are colored. This is such a bright, cheerful card! Love it!

Tami Bayer said...

Amazing coloring, they look so realistic.

Monica-FC said...

love it. how did you get it cut out neatly around the flowers?? i never can do that and i am going blind so it is extra hard for me. thanks.

Jennifer said...

Ethel, this is beautiful. Your coloring is wonderful and I love all of the layering, embossing and dimension of your work!