Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sweet Violets

Sweet Violets is such a gorgeous stamp set. This card started with the stamped image- I stamped it with Rich Cocoa brown Memento ink, to give it a softer look. Sticking with that look, I colored in the image with "sepia" toned colors. The overall effect was soft and very antique looking. The shape I stamped the image onto, came from the inside of the Classic Frame die from Spellbinders.
I knew I wanted this to look like a great-grandma's house, you know, something that has been laying around for a long time. Adding the crackle glaze created the perfect look I wanted to achieve. Then came the lace, buttons, and twine. (All the glaze I needed to cover the area, did curl the paper, so I pressed it flat with a book, once it dried, and used a generous amount of adhesive on the back.)
It is gorgeous here today. They are predicting 70 degrees. You might laugh, but that is fantastic for our neck of the woods! :) So, we are headed to the Zoo and for a picnic afterwards. Should be a great day! Hope you have a great day too! thanks for stopping by!
Stamps-Sweet Violets (Flourishes)
Patterned paper-My Mind's Eye (Penny Lane, Maggie May)
Cardstock-Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Lace-Making Memories
Twine-May Arts
Buttons-Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream/White mix)
Tools-Spellbinders Die Templates (Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large S4-133, Classic Frame S5-012), Copics, Crackle Glaze (Ranger)


Tracey said...

WOW! This is just stunning Kim! I love it! The colours are so pretty! xx

Melissa said...

OMG! This card is perfect! I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Tosh said...

Beautiful Kim!! Your coloring is fantastic! Love all the texture and your wonderful embellishing!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

What a pretty card Kim, love all the little details!

Diana said...

So very pretty!

LeAnne said...

This is awesome, I love the effect of the Crackle glaze. I just won this set and cannot wait to ink it up....just bought my Memento ink today and once it gets here.....woohoo!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, the colors on this, Kim!....GORGEOUS!!