I'm not much of a stamper but Heather had some lovely Dark Room Door stamps that I took a shine to...for colouring of course lol So I stamped one of the lovely ladies from the 1920s Chic set and sat and coloured her with Heather's pencils...most of the ones I chose were Crayola pencils, they have a nice, soft lead. I'm still very much at the practising stage of pencil colouring but I would like to get better at it, for a change from using my Copics...I like the different look of the pencils.
Anyhow, I came home and was determined to put her on something, not in the drawer and forget about her, so I made a card (which has taken me ALL night!!) to put in the Twisted Thursday challenge at The Outlawz. The theme this week is Lots of Layers. Of all the challenges to decide I was going to play in for fun, I had to pick this one...I'm not very good with lots of layers lol I usually keep my cards fairly simple. I think this card has more layers than I've ever done on anything so far! Here it is:
The gorgeous DP is all from Graphic 45 Fashionista collection. I've had this for quite a while and haven't used it cos I'm a bit scared of vintage :) Thought it went well with this stamp. I didn't have the perfect colour CS for the light matting so inked up some SU Very Vanilla with Old Paper Distress Ink to give it an aged look. Then the panels were matted with black and layered on to the vanilla. The card base is SU Soft Suede.
I made the rosette the same way...inked Very Vanilla before folding, etc. The centre of the rosette is an antique-y looking shank button from my sewing stash.
PS LOOK Helen...I have a skewed panel...bwaahaahaaahaaaa...never say never lol
Thanks for looking.....have a wonderful day :)