Friday, March 27, 2009

Right at Home

I have been itching to ink up this lilac image from Lockhart Stamp Co. for a while now. It has been sitting there feeling lonely. I saw a wonderful demonstration by Debbie Olsen where she colored this image and it gave me a little more courage to try it. Mine pales in comparison, but I had fun with it. My photography always washes out my coloring out...if anyone has any tips, I would love to hear them. Anyway, I colored the image with copic and prismacolor markers. I tried to match the image with the paper, although the paper is blue rather than purple.




I wanted a vintage design, so I distressed the edges. I have had a few of you ask how I do that...it is super simple. I just use the edge of my fingernail and run it down the paper. If it tears, great...I will work that in to the design, if not, it just has a distressed edge. I usually like to sponge it after that so that the torn edges get the ink on them also.




I didn't have much time today to stamp, so I kept the layout super simple and just added a few embellishments with the buttons and ribbon. The sentiment is from Papertrey's "Boards and Beams" set which hasn't seen ink yet either, yet I have had it since it's release. Shame on me!


I added a little glitter to the flowers for some added detail. I am fortunate to have a neighbor two doors down with a row of lilac bushes that send their beautiful aroma down to my house. I can't wait for them to make their appearance! They are some of my favorite flowers!
Thanks for fluttering by!
Stay tuned tomorrow for Jen's SFYTT! Stamping Tip: Don't stamp your sentiment once you have raised your image with dimensionals or foam squares...it won't stamp evenly (especially if you are using acrylic stamps!)



Stamps: Lilac Pitcher by Lockhart Stamp Co., Boards and Beams by PTI
Ink: Palette Noir, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copic and Prismacolor Markers
Paper: Classic K Bailey 12 by 12 paper stack by K & Co., PTI White, Ultrasmooth white
Accessories: ribbon by creative impressions, buttons from my stash, linen thread, coarse crytal glitter by Martha Stewart and Doily Lace Edge punch by Martha Stewart, foam squares, sponge

14 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful card-- I always love your slightly distressed and a bit vintage desgins-- you have the perfect touch for the details!

Norine said...

another pretty card love the papers and the soft colors
Hugs
Norine

Marci said...

This card is gorgeous! No one does "vintage" as well as you do! Thank you for all your inspiration!

kerry Piader said...

Kelly...thanks so much for sharing your card making talents. All your cards are beautiful. You are one of my idols!!!! As we speak, I am waiting for my lilac in the pitcher stamp from Ellen. Can't wait to get my hands on it too. I had trouble with my cards not photographing as bright as they are in real life. I think I just figured it out with my last upload..... I clicked on "edit" and then clicked on "enhance". This is part of my computer software not a SCS option. Hope this helps.

kerry2

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Ohhh kelly...this is wonderful! Love the sweet image and PP. That K & Company PP is one of my FAVES!

I use macro when photographing my cards. I also photograph them in Soft natural lighting. I set my cards on a chair in front of our D.R. window (it's almost floor to ceiling). The light that comes through the window is almost perfect all day. GL!! :)

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

This is beautiful!

Scrap for Joy said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the lilac stamp and your coloring is lovely. I really like the layers of paper...I love random arrangements because I can't line anything up perfectly straight!

Denise said...

Just GORGEOUS Kelly!! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Sorry I haven't been by lately, all your work is as gorgeous as ever!!

Jessica said...

Beautiful card! I posted a card on my blog today that was heavily inspired by you and your pretty accordion flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia said...

Oh my Kelly! This gorgeous vintage confection just sings to my heart! You are the queen at this! The paper you used (love, love, love it!) with the floral image and all the shabby details...just love this!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Kelly! I think you've coloured this wonderfully!!

Debbie Olson said...

Kelly, you did an amazing job, and your paper and details are absolutely perfect too!

Amy said...

Nothing short of spectacular goodness, Kelly! Scrump-dilly-umptious! Love the sketch, the punched border and that paper! The stamp is vintage adorable as well!