Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Old Letter Rose

Hi everyone.  Today I've used a beautiful stamp I received for my birthday from a very sweet stamping friend.

Isn't it gorgeous??!!  It definitely has a vintage look, so I used colours that reflected that.  Stamped in Rich Cocoa Archival ink and watercoloured using distress inks.  I sponged the background lightly with gathered twigs ink and then used a water brush to move the ink around.  To finish, I added two coats of clear Wink of Stella to the rose.  It really shines in real life, but hard to capture in a photo.

Close-up ...
I made this for The Flower Challenge #47 - Add Sparkle, where my dear friend Darnell is Guest Designing this month.  

This is a new-to-me stamp and my first stamp from Joy Crafts.  I'm sending this over to the NBUS #17 (never-before-used-schtuff) challenge.


Products

Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper (140 lb.) - Blick Art Materials

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Sharing Before and After Photos of Jessie.
She wasn't able to get to the groomers for several months because of Covid.
She finally got in the other day.  Now she is trimmed short for the summer heat. :)

 
                                   BEFORE                                                         AFTER





Stamps:  Old Letter Rose 1 (Joy Crafts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Srathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Rich Cocoa (Ranger Archival); Distress Inks:  Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:   water brush, sponge

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #47 - Add Sparkle

29 comments:

scrappymo! said...

First off, your little dog is so sweet! What a cooling difference that cut will give her in this heat!

Your card is beautiful. I carefully read the directions as I like the look of the image appearing as if it is stamped direct to card rather than to a card front. With this mixed media paper you mention, do you make the whole card from this paper and then paint it, or do you carefully make the card front from it and then glue to the base?
Sorry for all the questions, but I really like the look of this...

Mac Mable said...

A beautiful vintage card Loll with gorgeous colours and colouring and such a beautiful stamp x. I am not too sure Jessie looks overly happy with her hair cut in the photo but how adorable she is and those eyes....You would give her anything....x.

Colleen said...

that is a beautiful card, Loll, Love how you colored it and used the WOS! Your little Jessie is so cute, I bet she feels GREAT having a hair cut, I know I sure did after several months of being shaggy! LOL!

Bonnie said...

You have done an awesome job with this wonderful gift, Lolly! Love, love, love the color of the flower and how the background accentuates the beautiful color! Jessie looks much cooler with her new do!

Sandy said...

Jessie looks so sweet - what beautiful eyes.
What a nice birthday present and you made a gorgeous card with it too!
Sandy xx

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Loll! Your watercoloring is just perfect for this vintage design and I love your choice of colors!
Jessie looks so cute with her new hair cut...I love the expression on her face...I just want to reach out and give her a hug :) xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous vintage stamped and watercolored Rose and script background, Lolly. Your colors were perfect for the vintage look. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

P.S. Jessie must feel fresh, clean and oh, so much cooler now:-) TFS her before and after photos!

Linda said...

I love the vintage look to this Loll. Such a gorgeous image and coloured beautifully. I really like the touch of shimmer too xx
PS Jessie is so cute with her new summer look

Cathy said...

Really pretty card Loll, love the vintage look of it. Your pup is adorable, those big eyes! Cathy x

Daffodil Cards said...

So very beautiful, love the vintage look.
Jess - AW!
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

Loll! YOu're going to love this... I'm thinking you were hacked or something. "I've seen this post, haven't I?" So I search the comments for my comment... NO?!! How did I not say something wonderful for this gorgeous card!!??
OH. You showed/and told on our ZOOM CHAT!! right? or am I totally losing it?
It's just absolutely gorgeous, Loll... love the scripty background for this beautifully colored rose! xx
=]

HilaryJane said...

Simply beautiful xx

Anita in France said...

Rich and gorgeous, Loll ... a beautiful vintage look with just the right touch of shimmer! Hugs, Anita :)

Nstiz said...

You could not have colored this gorgeous stamp more beautifully! It amazes me with watercolor how you get such gorgeous shading! You really did this stamp justice. You even managed to maintain that wonderful, vintage look. This is just so beautiful, Loll!

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Loll! Your coloring on that rose is FABULOUS and I'm loving the scripty background too...definitely a lovely vintage card!! And Jessie looks adorable in both long and short hair!! Hugs. :0)

Mrs A. said...

Love the colours on this card and the shine is there on the second picture. Adorable pictures of Jessie. such soulful eyes. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

Oh my, this is a beautiful stamp and card Loll! It is very vintage looking and you have watercolored it to look very vintage as well. It is gorgeous! I bet the flower does indeed sparkle beautifully in person, I can see some of the sparkle. Oh Jessie looks so much cooler, I swear she gets cuter and cuter each time you post her! What a sweetheart! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell said...

You know I love how beautifully you colored this wonderful vintage image, Lolly! It truly is a timeless work of art. Thank you for sharing the sweet before and after photos of Jessie. She has the best face! I always think of captions for her looks, lol! And she looks a doll whether full of long curls or trimmed short for coolness! Thank you, too, for adding schparkle to The Flower Challenge and sharing with everyone at NBUS!! Love, Dolly

Karen Dunbrook said...

what a gorgeous card....love the vintage look it has. How nice of your friend to give it to you. Stamps are always a welcome gift.
Your pup is so adorable. Those big pouty eyes just get me.
Hope you are doing well....I'm going back to working on Monday so say a prayer for me.
Five kids is going to be busy, my 2 that were supposed to be starting JK are now staying with me. One of the 5 is a new baby too, phew.
xx Karen

Viv said...

I just KNEW you would make something beautiful with this stamp Lolly!! It's wonderful! x

Susan said...

Love the vintage image and colours! A beautiful card! And beautiful before and after photos of sweet Jessie!

TK said...

That is a beauty, Loll! Love the beautiful stamp, and your coloring does not disappoint EVER!! I spy the sparkle too

Bobby said...

Definitely a vintage feel to that gorgeous rose and your card, Loll. Beautiful design and coloring.

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous, your card and that sweet girl!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous vintage card, Loll! Love the rose beautifully colored with the rich colors. I can imagine the shine of Wink of Stella is so pretty in real life.
Jessie looks like she's asking us "What do you think of my summer look?" She's so adorable!!
Hideko xx

Leslie Miller said...

Do you ever make a card I'm not totally in love with? I think not. This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the warmth. Speaking of warmth, I'll bet Jessie is much cooler since her hair cut. When I'm brushing LuLu I always tell her she'll feel better when I get all the extra hair out of her. She has such a thick coat and a whole small dog's worth of soft fur comes out every time.

Shona Chambers said...

You know you really should get your hair done when all the dogs you see have better hairstyles than you!! Just love your card Loll and never thought to stamp flowers in a dark brown ink, gives it such a vintage look. The deep burgundy is stunning and love the brushed over background stamp. Always fabulous to see your designs at The Flower Challenge!!

Anisha said...

This is absolutely gorgeous��

BożenA said...

This is one of your greatest Loll cards. I love how you match the colors perfectly, which actually adds to the vintage effect. I am very impressed with this card.
Does Jessie like visiting the groommer? Because with her long hair, she looked so sweet.
xoxo