Recently I won some lovely stamps by participating in a Blog Hop. The company that put it on is Sweetstamps.com and this part of the Hop was commenting on Facebook posts. I won the Grand Prize which was 3 stamps of my choice from their newly released "Artsy Fartsy" series! It took me quite a while to settle on just 3....well, I couldn't so I ordered a 4th one too!
This lovely vintagey stamp is called "Parisienne Collage", and it is beautiful with just a touch of color added OR just as it is! I love the elegant, dreamy young lady and the old fashioned roses! AND the scrolly lettering!
I stamped the the main image as well as the little butterflies and the sentiment all in a dark brown ink (TH Distress "Walnut"), then colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers and Memento markers. The fancy label die cut behind the little sentiment is Spellbinders "Labels 20" and the matching stamp on it is from the JustRite set "Fleur de Lis", as are the butterflies.
I used 2 patterned papers: Lt blue background is GCD Studios and the rose cs is Kaisercraft "Charlotte's Dream" collection; the scalloped polka dot is a pre-cut from the same cs set; the solid green, white and kraft are from my stash! The lacey die cuts are Spellbinders "Pendants, Fleur de Lis". The edges of many of the layers are distressed with TH Distress "Antique Linen" and "Stained Walnut". A few rhinestones and some twine...all done! Hope you like it!
I took my layout idea from a few different sketches, but not sure it fits any of them perfectly any more!
Here are the challenges I am entering this card in:
Sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com - August "Wings and Things + A Touch of Vintage"
Craftycardmakers.blogspot.com - #97 "1, 2, 3: 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments (butterflies)
TheKraftjournal.blogspot.com - Make it Monday: "Layers"
Ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com - "A Step Back in Time"
Mojomonday.blogspot.com - Sketch #305
Sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com - #118 Sketch #14