Hi my friends, it’s Saturday and back with a new card :-) some might have seen this card already over on Just Magnolia ~ Just Hanglar. I made the card using Mina’s fabulous sketch. At first i must say i was kind of intimidated but once i picked my papers i enjoyed it. This Basic Grey paper pad is one of my all time favorites. There are lots of cards on my blog using this paper… mostly combined with my sweet Hanglars :-)
So my image is this time water colored… stamped a few more out and i hope i can get them colored in this weekend and than during the week i was thinking to look for nice sketches online and just do the embellishing.
While i was trying to find how i should color her dress i opened several of my ink bottles and noticed something surprising. Usually i use Stampin up re inkers but i can not deny that i did not get infected by the Distress Ink-bug as well. Of course i had to buy several colors of the bottles too!
But what really surprised me is that there are so many colors just identical to Stampin up colors! This yellow is Stampin up Barely Banana and it is the same color as the yellow Distress ink. HOWEVER what i like about SU collection is that they have So Saffron, YoYo Yellow, Marigold Morning and so on.. which makes it so much easier to add the shades to the clothes. I have tried several times to color faces with Vintage photo and to me it is simply a brown color. Maybe i do not dilute it enough but Stampin up’s Blush Blosson IS a nice natural skin color and so easy to use – unfortunately this color is now retired. I got the other day an extra bottle off Ebay- just in case.
Anyhow.. just wanted to give my 5 cents, and i think since i have said all that i think i need to mention that I am NOT a Stampin up Demonstrator and not affiliated with the company in any way!
Stamps: Hanglar Stanglar
Sentiment: With all my Love (Magnolia)
Dies: Spellbinder circle and scalloped Circles,
CREAlies border die through Cute Stamps and cards or directly from CREAlies
Coloring: Distress Inkers can be found at Cute stamps and cards – my Stampin up colors were: Blush Blossom and Pretty in pink for face
Hair: Distress Walnut Stain, Barely Banana, Vintage Photo
Box: Vintage photo
Shoes: Going Grey and Distress Black Soot
Trousers: River Rock
Ground: Mellow Moss
Halo: Bordering Blue and Going Grey
Ribbon: white Seam binding Ribbon through The Ribbon Girl as well as the Drew Drops