Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Victorian

Good morning! I wanted to share a card with you today featuring one of the recently released exclusive "Reflections Yesteryear" stamps at SCACD by Carmen Medlin. This is "The Victorian".I adore this collection of stamps. I think they are so elegant, and they are an absolute joy to colour and create with. The papers on my card are all from My Mind's Eye "Madison Avenue". This paper pad was a gift from a very sweet crafty friend (thanks Kimmie!!!), but you can find it at SCACD HERE for only $5.99 USD. The papers in this collection are so beautiful and sophisticated, and lend themselves beautifully to vintage style cards...which happens to be one of my favourite styles. :) The paper edges were all distressed and sponged with brown ink. I added a few pearls, machine stitching, some crocheted trim, a snippet of ribbon and a pretty Prima flower to finish it off. Did you know that Susana has an incredible deal on Flower Grab Bags?? (37 flowers for $9.99!)

"The Victorian" was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. The pink portions of her dress, umbrella and hat ribbon were all paper-pieced with the MME paper. I added shading to the paper-pieced areas with my Copics. After cutting out the pieces, I went around the edges with a dark grey maker to hide the white core of the paper. This helps to blend these pieces into your stamped image seamlessly. My favourite tool for adhering paper-pieced components is my Quickie Glue Pen. You can precisely apply this glue pen to even the most finicky little pieces of paper with ease. After cutting out my coloured image, I again went around the edges with a dark marker to avoid having the white paper core visible.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, BV31, BV23 Grey areas of dress: W1, W3, W5, W7  Shading on paper-pieced areas: RV000, R81, R85, R89, W3

The "Reflections Yesteryear" stamps are exclusively available at SCACD and at Quixotic Paperie for those living in the UK. You can buy the stamps individually or as complete sets.

Susana has been adding new products again!! Here's a little teaser:
With Christmas just around the corner, it would be a great time to put together a little (or a long, lol) wish list to hand to your hubby. It will make for super easy shopping for him. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Stamps: SCACD's The Victorian
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, MME
Embellishments: Prima Flower, ribbon, stitching, pearls, crochet trim


Bellaidea said...

very pretty and so cute!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Melanie!!!! Wow---Wow --you always amaze me!!! I would of never guessed that anything on this gorge images was paper pieced~~FANTASTIC!!!!! Truly love your shading and this card is SUPERB!!!!
Happiest of holidays to you and your family
Smiles and Hugz
Mary Lou

Colleen Holmes said...

Gorgeous coloring,the stitch newspaper added a nice dimension! pretty cute!