Friday, 8 March 2013

Aged Mahogany Ladies With Hats

This is a stamp I have struggled with using, so I decided to see what I could do with it. I used Aged Mahogany Distress Ink to stamp  my card base several times. I then stamped her again on watercolour paper with Jet Black Archival ink.

Now I was at my friends house and only had one chunky waterbrush with me so colouring her was fun! I also only had my ink pads with me this day so I used the stamp pad direct to my craft sheet and then spritzed with water to make my watercolour.

Her clothes, hat and lips are all aged mahogany, even the light piece in the middle. Her face is a combination of Spun Sugar and Antique Linen. Darn sorry I can't remember what colour her hair is :( I fussy cut around her (the big brush made a bit of a mess) and die cut her in plain white cs and glued them together with Multi-Medium Matte.

I used the label from the HeroArts/Sizzix Frames With Sprigs set and stamped it with aged mahogany again. I did all my cutting in my trusty Cuttlebug.  I wanted to make this say Happy Mothers Day but I only have one stamp that says that and it is far too big! So I stamped a Fiskars sentiment from the Family stamp set and embossed it with ranger clear superfine. I will use the big stamp I have from Inkadinkado in the middle instead :) I used foam tape to add both to my card base, the image tape is double the height of the one I used for the label.

Three posts in one day. That's what I get for being lazy and not posting over the last three days haha!
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this at the following places:
CAS-ual Friday - Stamped Background
One Stop Craft Challenge - Mothers Day
Joyful Stamper -  Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. Quite lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Beautiful card, I like the image the stamped background and the sentiment.
    Kevin xx

  3. Well you certainly came up with a beautiful card with it , have bought many such stamps, then thought what on earth will I do with it lol! Thank you for dropping by. Carolxx

  4. Wow! Love the quote. Thanks for playing at MIM.

  5. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

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