I love working with color challenges but let me tell you, this one by The Play Date Cafe is over-the-top. Not sure what I like most about this, the photo or that splash of red.In fact, the photo is one I would have taken if I had seen this adorable little house.
Now, add to this wonderful color combo that the sponsor for TPDC this week is PaperBag Studios. I have a couple of their stamps, so of course, I pulled them out. Somehow that embossed, Core'dinations cardstock reminded me of the roof of the house and the white punched border reminded me of that cute little fence.
I like this stamp because of the collage way the elements are put together on it, but also because when you stamp it with black ink, there are a number of ways that you can add color. Here I masked off part of the design so that I could spray the one side with red ink. I colored the flower with Copic markers and added a coat of Aleene's Paper Glaze, so the flower stands out a little bit.
A long time ago, I used this stamp in another way and I thought I would show you that one as well. The background for this one was colored by running a brayer across a multi-colored stamp pad. This works best with glossy cardstock but matte will work too. This is a fun way to create a background.
Here is a little glimpse of what I mean by that. The brayer is ran across the paper until a solid coat of color is applied then the image was stamped over that with black ink.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
ABC - SISTERS card
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
ABC – Sisters stamp - Paper Bag Studios
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder - Stampendous
ChalkBoard spray – Tattered Angels
Red Spray color – Memories Mist/Stewart Superior
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Self adhesive pearls- Queen & Co.
Border punch – EK Success