Thursday, 10 January 2013

Yellow Rose


This is the same rose stamp that I used in this post.

When I first got it (in my post-Christmas bargain trolley-dash) I coloured directly onto the stamp with markers, because it's a solid image.  I tried several colour combos, the first of which was two shades of pale yellow.  But they didn't stand out enough, so I moved on to peaches, pinks and reds.  But I didn't want to throw away the yellow version until I'd had a think about it.  So I thunk, and decided that I would draw a fine outline around it to highlight the areas.  But that didn't look too good, so I kept on with the pen, over-scribbling the original lines I'd drawn.  I quite like how it's ended up.

As a reminder, here's what it looks like (in the various colour combos, and complete with spritzed droplets) when using the direct to stamp technique.


So I shall be looking at all of my solid image stamps in a different light now.  Try it.

Anyway, I'm entering the yellow version into a new (for me) challenge, Addicted to Stamps and More (with a name like that, I should have been in from Day One).  The theme is NATURE.

Stamps are Penny Black 2815K The Look of Love, sentiment is from 30-105 Gratitude.
The fineliner I used was a Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.05.

11 comments:

  1. Your outlining is amazing. It looks wonderful! I can see how it wouldn't have stood out enough on it's own, as opposed to the other three with darker colors.

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  2. Gorgeous! Lining the cards up like you have in the photo is great way to compare the colors - wouldn't/couldn't pick a fav because they are all stunning!

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  3. Well I "thunk" you have done an amazing job because I LOVE 'em!!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

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  4. Love it! Way to get more out of your stamp!

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  5. Such a beautiful stamp ... and I love how you've added your own touch with the marker. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M. Loll xx

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  6. I'm in love with your rose cards to - the added pen is effective. What a great present this would make to have a set of these cards. I think I need this stamp!

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  7. This looks AMAZING! I'm so glad you didn't throw it out! Such a stunning card! I'd love it if you'd come and join me at Inkspirational this week for our Photo Inkspiration challenge and also at Technique Tuesday for our monthly technique challenge! HUGS and happy weekend! :)

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  8. these are beautiful .. very elegant :)

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  9. Good job you thunk ... what a brilliant result with the outlining, such a soft finish for the soft yellow ... beautiful! Anita :)

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  10. These are all so beautiful and I LOVE how you decided to draw an outline on it - genius! I thunk its wonderful and I'm glad you've joined us this week at ATS&M!

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