Thursday, 31 May 2012

My New Penny Johnson Stamp

Last week I bought my first lil girls stamp. My first and only so far lol. I don't have any lil boy stamps yet either... But give me time :) Anyway I wanted to see how they would turn out coloured in different mediums. I used gelatos, big brush markers and artist markers as well as distress markers.

I am a relative newbie when it comes to colouring and shading but I am learning as I go. First up I am going to show a card I made using Gelatos, Prima Fairy Belle papers and hemptique cord. I used my new Tim Holtz waterbrushes to colour my Penny Johnson Happy Day stamp with the Gelatos.

 I then layered two different fairy belle papers after using the gelatos on the edges and the tonic distressing tool. I added brads to the corners of my stamped image and ran the hemptique cord around the edges. I used a thin strip of the same paper I mounted the image on accross the top of my card and then made a tag using a sizzlit die to go on top. I took more hemptique cord and ran it from the tag and under the strip in a criss cross pattern.

Ok next up I just have the rest of the images I coloured. First up is the Faber-Castell markers. I used both the big brush and the artist markers to colour with. On the left is the image I coloured straight from the markers, on the right I coloured using the waterbrushes.

Next up are the ones I did with distress markers. Again on the left is the image coloured straight from the distress markers, on the right the watercoloured image. 

As I said I am still learning, but I am pretty happy with how the card turned out and hopefully I can do something nice with the rest of my images :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Challenge 
 Just Keep On Creating - Anything goes 
also Joyful Stampers Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes 
and Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. A fabulous card, your image is adorable and such pretty papers and colours.

    Heather xx
    Thanks you so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  2. Gorgeous card :-)

    thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call, Good Luck :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. Gorgeous card, I like the image, all the coloured images look great, you have done well with all the different mediums.
    Kevin xx

  4. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  5. For a newbie you did an awesome job with all mediums .
    Love the layers and embellishing . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  6. Hi

    Your card is gorgeous. You have done a fabulous job of colouring these images.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  7. Great start! I really like your distress markers watercoloured image. It will be quite something to look back a year from now at your first attempts and see how far you have progressed. I chose copic markers as my medium and love them, but there is sooo much to learn! The more you 'play' the better you get. Have fun playing!

    I saw your link at Make It Monday, I'm 170 & 230 this week. I'd love it if you stop by.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  8. great card, saw it on mim x

  9. such a lovely card, I love the main image which you have coloured in beautifully.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)