Monday, January 2, 2012

Stylish and Fashionable

Back in November Lisa M. Pace, along with Pink Persimmon, debuted her new stamps, the Antiquated Collection.  I've purchases a couple of the sets so far and finally took time to play with one of the sets.  These are clear stamps that stamp beautifully with lots of details.  The old images are just fabulous!!!  I've used stamps from the Stylish and Fashionable set.  I started with a Maya Road chipboard heart... added Distress Crackle paint rock candy... after it was dry added pink sherbet Paint Dabber... stamped the leaves (an old Posh Impressions stamp) with Adirondack Pigment clover... stamped the hearts (Stamps by Judith) with Adirondack Pigment watermelon... stenciled on some snow cap white ink... I also stamped a "Love" stamp by Hero Arts with a light ink and although you get some added contrast from it you can't really read it... and added gold Paint Dabber around the edges... made sure everything was dry and embossed 2 layers of clear UTEE over the heart (a variation of Shelly's technique Here).  Stamped the lady and gentleman onto cardstock with Archival Ink jet black... cut them out, cutting off the guy's book and the lady's umbrella... colored them with chalks... sealed them with workable fixative. Cut up a little bit between the man's arm and his jacket to make it easier to stand them together with there arms around each other... bent the lady's arm up at the elbow... glued them together with Glue 'n Seal and then onto the heart with Glue 'n Seal... I used glossy so if any smeared onto the heart it would blend with the glossy UTEE and not be visible... and then trimmed off the extra the hung below the heart.  For the ruffle around the heart I used Tim's tissue tape... I placed double sided tape around the edge on the back of the heart... pressed on the tape ruffling it as I went... the back of the tissue tape is facing the front... after the tape was all attached I brushed perfect gold Perfect Pearls onto the sticky side of the tape giving it a beautiful gold shimmer and you still get some of the pattern of the tape showing through.  Colored a scrap piece of grungepaper with gold Paint Dabber, dried it, stamped the bird with Archival jet black, cut it out, added a dot of white gel pen to the eye pressing over it with my finger while it was still wet thereby removing some of the white so it wasn't so bright, and added it to the heart with foam mounting tape to help it stand out more (this also covered the hole that comes in the chipboard).  Stamped "Stylish and Fashionable" on cardstock, cut it out and glued it on as shown.  Wrote "My Love" on a scrap of cardstock, cut it out and attached it as shown.


Lisa M. Pace said...

Love your project, Wanda. This is a great tutorial.


tea said...

I'm with Lisa, great tutorial!

Sharon S. said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.