Friday, December 22, 2017

Stampingbella - Snapshots

Hi there and I hope all is well with you.  I see I have a few new followers but cannot find out who they are because my followers list does not show from newest to oldest so if you are one, leave me a comment and I will follow you back.
For today's card, I thought I would try something different and thought a monochrome card would be a big change.  I have always liked that style but wanted to use my new Stampingbella polaroid images and I thought sepia tones would go well with the photo theme.  I used to have one of those cameras and thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread... imagine having instant photographs.  Seems a little silly now with the ease and quality of digital but it was very advanced technology (or so I thought) at the time.
I don't ever do cards like this but it turned out to be surprisingly easy using just the E series in Copic markers.  It was actually quite relaxing because I had about 10 different shades of colours to use and there was none of the 'should I match the flower colour to her dress colour'... don't know if everyone does that but I can get a little obsessive about it!
I made a mistake when I ordered my stamps, thinking I had bought the corresponding die for these stamps but I did not so I had to manually trim them (yikes!).  My mistake actually turned out pretty good because I had purchased the stamp which is the outline of a polaroid instead of the die and now I can make whatever I want into a fun little snapshot which will be great when doing up mini albums.  The background of the snapshot was made by smudging in E43 and E40 by applying individually to a watercolour brush containing alcohol... hahhahah... not booze, just some rubbing alcohol.
Thanks for stopping by.  I'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season.  For 2018, I wish good health, happiness and peace for all of us.  Oh yes... with some prosperity thrown in for good measure.
Background - I filled a watercolour brush with 70% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol and coloured the brush end with E40 and smudged it in, then repeating with E44.  I tried not to apply too much because the E44 seems so dark but overall, I am happy with the look of it.
Shirts & hair for Whispering girls - Shirts E47, E44, E43, E41 and the other with E44, E43, E41, E40
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41 and the other with E47, E44, E41, E40
Shirts & hair for Heart Girls - Shirts E44, E43, E41, E40 and the other with E43, E42, E41, E40; Hair E49, E47, E44, E42 and the other is E47, E44, E43, E42
Skin on all is E42, E41, E40
Image & Sentiment - I used Stampingbella's I Have a Secret and matching sentiment, the other image is I Heart You
Misc - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink rubbed around the edges, the sequins are Simon Says Stamp Moonshine
Stampingbella - photo inspiration
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - #178 Anything Goes


Dortesjs said...

Ohh a beautiful post this one ;O))

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thisnis gorgeous, love the mono look

Anne said...

Love the design of this Marilyn and the sepia looks fab for a change

Have a wonderful Christmas
Anne x

Lisa Lynn said...

This is such a gorgeous card. That sentiment is so true and love it!!! Great monochrome color.

Jane said...

Gorgeous Marilyn, thank you for your comment on my blog & a very Merry Christmas to you and yours love Jane x

Debs said...

Wonderful card, I really love this sepia technique, works so well with these stamps and die. Merry Christmas to you x

Tracy said...

Fantastic job! I haven't tried any monochromatic coloring. A bit chicken. LOL I really like the concept of your design. Merry Christmas!

Maxine D said...

What a fun and fabulous card Marilyn - love the vintage sepia 'look' you have achieved, and the great images.
May Christmas bring you many blessings

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

What a beautiful monochomatic card with the vintage look. I sure love the sentiment too. Merry Christmas Marilyn!

Helen Haines said...

Fabulous card and love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge. Helen DT

Sandy said...

And has stayed with you through thick or thin!
sandy xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- you have done this beautiful card so perfectly! Gorgeous!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn, love the images and colors!
Hugs, Sherry x
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