Saturday, April 18, 2015

Great Impressions stamp - Landrover Defender

Panic set in when I realised it was DH's birthday and I did not have a suitable card in my stash.  I remembered having an old Landrover Defender stamp which was one of the first stamps I bought a good 15 years ago.  It does not have a name so I have given one.

Using watercolour paper I used Distress Stains Vintage Photo and Shabby Shutters to paint in the background after stamping and masking the stamp.  With the watercolour paper being ridged I did need to use a black marker to colour in parts of the stamp.

The sentiment is an Art Impressions one from the Tryfolds set called Lakehouse.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Penny Black - Victorian Homes

With having no broadband for nearly a month since our move I have resorted to snail mail to advise family and friends our change of address.

This Penny Black cling stamp, Victorian Homes, was in the top box of my stamps which made it easy for me as otherwise it would have turned into a "hunt the stamp" exercise !  I coloured it in using a combination of Distress Ink, Marvy Le Plume and Stampin Up markers - those were easy to find.  The sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set, the name of which eludes me.