Monday, September 7, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes

Happy Monday!  I had fun getting inky with one of the new Sweet Stamps digital images- named Shelly : )
 The image was colored with Copic Sketch Markers. I used the Enjoy stamp from the Deco Frames set for the sentiment.
 I got inky with Distress Inks for the background in Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles and Evergreen Bough.  I tapped it on the craft mat, misted it and dragged the cardstock thru it. I dried it between colors so it did not get muddy. I added background images in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and Sweet Stamps white dye ink using the Always on My Mind clear set. 
 I decided to add texture using the Geo Triangles stencil and White embossing paste. I took a coffee stir stick and dabbed it in the paste to add more texture. I colored the embossing paste with Distress inks once it dried, but I did not like it, so spritzed water on the panel and pressed a piece of paper to it and removed some of the color. I added shimmer to the edges of that with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

 ***Make Faux Sequins***Instead of sequins, I placed Mini Glue Dots on my card background, then sprinkled Fushia Microfine glitter over the dots. ***

 Challenges:
613 Ave Create- Used: Image, sentiment, stencil, faux sequins, Baker's Twine
Glitter and Sparkle- Faux Sequins and Gelly Roll Pen around stencil triangles
That Craft Place- Mixed Media
Mixed Media World Challenge- AG w/Textures
CCEE Stampers- CITY= C- Copics, I-Inked background, T-Twine, triangle stencil, Y- Yellow highlights in her hair and her cell.
Simon Says Stamp- Make it Colorful

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

21 comments:

Penny said...

Just beautiful, Shelly! Love your namesake image and your coloring! And that background is fabulous! Love the colors! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Kim said...

Great image and your coloring is great. That's still a work in progress for me. And you have her on a great background, too. Job well done.

Kim from KatydidCards

Dr Sonia S V said...

So clever to make your own sequins Shelly!! Such a unique idea
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Kim P said...

Fun card! I absolutely love the background with those distress inks.

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous card, Shelly! I love those awesome faux sequins and this wonderfully colored image!

chingaling ling said...

he he, how lucky you are to have a stamp named after you Shelly!! You colored her beautifully and I love her custom background.

Maxine D said...

Wow Shelly what a fabulous background - and thanks for the hint about the faux sequins! Beautiful card :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! I love the image!! The background looks amazing!! So creative to make the sequins!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! I wish I looked that good when I traveled! Lovely card!

NanaConnie said...

Incredible background and wonderful travel stamp, Shelly!

kel Acopan said...

beautiful background. and i LOVE the idea of using glue dots and glitter as little accents! I have TONS of microfine glitter and never thought to use them like that... instead i've been purchasing similar glitter dots and they're so much more expensive!

lovies, =o) kel

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, good luck!!! Amy DT

*Vicki* said...

This is so stunning Shelly!! I just love your background and such a clever idea to use the glue dots with glitter! Love that idea!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Donna said...

Oh that's what I am doing wrong on my backgrounds. I haven't been drying them in between colors. Thanks for the tip. Love your colors and that fun image looks kind of like you. Great crad. Have a wonderful week!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous background, love the colours and the sweet image.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Sabrina said...

Thank you for playing along with the CCEE Stampers. Your mixed media background is so beautiful!!

Donna K said...

She is beyond sassy! Love her glasses and that fun tote. You did a fabulous job on your colors here Shelly! I love your namesake and miss all of you over at SS! Wishing you a happy, peaceful weekend. xo Donna K

Robin said...

That background was quite a process, sounded interesting and I will need to give it a try. Cute image also! Robin Hawkins www.heresmyhart.com

cheryl said...

Love this great background bless you for playing at that craft place hugs cheryl xxx

Marilyn said...

Great card Shelley. The background is magnificent and Shelly really shows up with it behind her. Also, that's some smokin' good colouring you've done. Love her jacket especially.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome coloring on the Shelly image, love that wonderful background.