Monday, 29 February 2016

Turn over a new leaf ...

... well, a leaf of an old dictionary in this case.

I've managed to go on a crafty splurge this weekend, so this is the first of a few cards to get posted today. I won't bore you with the details, but suffice to say my crafting this weekend was restricted to a handful of stamps and my tins of colouring pencils, and that seems to have had a positive effect. One - I've managed to produce some artwork! Two - I really feel that I'm starting to get the hang of this colouring in lark and am producing things I'm proud of. Three - Spectrum Noir pencils are great - IMHO

Until not so long ago I veered away from buying open line stamps, because I didn't feel competent to do justice to them, so feeling able to tackle something like this beautiful Clarity Columbine flower is somewhat of an achievement for me.

I stamped it up in either Coffee or Potting Soil archival on to an old dictionary page, and coloured it in using this week's palette at Color Throwdown. I then further distressed the page by gently tearing the edges and inking them up with Tea Dye distress ink. Last but not least I layered it up onto a background made using the 'shaving foam' technique.

CASology #186 - Distress
Color Throwdown #381 - Pink, Light Green, Kraft
Addicted to Stamps and More #182 - Make your Mark


  1. Love your gorgeous coloring on newsprint! You rocked the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week!

  2. oh wooow too clever
    stamped the flower on the newspaper paper
    adorable flower card
    Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this week,
    Monika (DT Member)

  3. Wow, very pretty coloring over dictionary paper...and I love the distressed edges! Thanks for joining us at CASology!