This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show the challenge is “water”. So join in! Visit the blog to see all of the other creations and to enter. This week’s prize (as always) is a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp! The winner is randomly drawn – you can enter by posting to your blog, flickr, or other site too. See the blog for entry details and rules as ususal.
First, let me tell you that if you want old book paper, just rub some distress ink + water or distress stain onto the not-so-old paper. OR – get a tea bag, water, and tea stain it! MUCH cheaper than buying vintage book paper!! Another tip: have the paper wet with water when you tear if you want it to have a soft frayed look.
Ok, so what did I make this week? I used my FAVORITE floral stamp (seriously, I can’t get enough) and I colored it with my Faber Castel Gelatos that I’m currently trying to make friends with.
Purple makes me soooo happy. I don’t know it this will be a birthday or mother’s day card – so I’m leaving it sentiment-free for now.
Seriously , I NEVER get tired of coloring this stamp or using it to make cards. I don’t think I ever will! It’s such a great one for coloring because it is mostly outline – giving you lost of spots to color. Here are photos of my process…