I'd been playing with Distress Oxides, and the Faded Denim reminded me of blue suede. Couldn't resist it... Elvis, anyone?
Then I thought I'd stamp onto kraft. That also looked quite textured, like suede. I added a bit of shading, and some pattern to make it look like a brogue. Added some Art Deco style washi tape to give it a Thirties look.
Then I thought I'd make something a bit more city/hipster-style. Stamped and coloured the shoes then masked them off while I stamped a background using Shery's Mixed Media Grunge set.
My other new set is Walking Boots. If you think you've seen it before, you're probably right. This was one of the first designs I made on my little stampmaker machine before Shery invited me to design for STAMPlorations. You can see the original post here. It's lovely to have it as a 'proper' stamp, tidied up a bit.
I thought I'd start with one for the girls, and pink is always a good place to start with girl cards. This was watercoloured with Distress Inks.
For this next card I used coloured pencils. I started off very neat (well, for me) but then I just got scribbly.
For this final card, I thought I'd bring a bit of the great outdoors to the background. I scribbled a landscape using a 0.5 pen, and added just a hint of shade to the boots, and a hint of grass to the foreground. I used a Dymo to make the sentiment. Nancy Sinatra, anyone?
I hope you've enjoyed this walk through (sorry) my new stamps, and I hope I haven't left you with an ear worm or two ;)
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