Monday, July 9, 2007



Paisley Thanks....

This poor, lonely, neglected Inkadinkadoo stamp has been in my stamp bin hanging around for more than a month and did not see ink until today! GEEZ!

Remember I was digging in the penny button bin at Bargain Bill's in Rice Lake, WI a while back? Well according to my stamp math, because I saved so much on buttons, I splurged on this image stamp. I thought it was going to be putzy to color, but it really wasn't...I started filling in the greenery with old olive ink, diluted with water from my aquapainter so that it was very very light. Then I went back over the tops of the leaves in spots with darker, full strength old olive, also with the aquapainter but not diluted.


The little paisley at the bottom is from the reverse side of this K & Company paper, which came from a huge pad of Classic K Bailey paper (1/2 off at Michaels). Since the image was so large, it didn't need a lot of other junk on the card to finish it off. I did have a stitching boo boo on this one... I somehow threaded the bobbin wrong and ended up with a reverse stitch. So the zigzag looks perfect underneath the paper. Oh well. It's country-shabby looking. That's my story & I'm sticking to it.

10 comments:

chelemom said...

I love this card and your backward stitching!

Amy said...

oh my gosh, this card is stunning! And I love the backward stitching....I was looking at it before I read your post wondering how you got is so perfectly lined up with the edges. Really fabulous. Great job!

Amy

CherylQuilts said...

Gorgeous card! Love everything about it...your stitching is wonderful! Love all your cards...my kinda style!! Thanks for all the details on how you made it...so helpful...

Anonymous said...

This is more than WOW. Love, love, love the coloring.

Paula said...

This is so very pretty! Love how you colored the image. Great colors, too.

Lana said...

I'm glad you splurged! SOOOOO GLAD!!!!!!! WOW!

Bethany Paull said...

Looks like you finally gave it some serious lovin' though. Your card is so pretty! Looks like it has some good shimmer and shine going on with those flowers.

Beverley & Carol said...

Lisa...I love this...all your work has that wonderful shabby chicness to it...LOL...if that's a word...you did a beautiful job...thanks for sharing your art.
hugs
Beverley

Tex said...

Thank you, thank you for reminding me yet again about that sewing machine! Honestly ... you just keep knockin' my socks off, Zapster!

Mimi Hornberger said...

These are so beautiful. You do fabulous coloring. And love the stiching! TFS!