Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Remember when....

Don't these two stamps just GO together??? That truck is from the Countryside stamp set. The images in this set are so nostaligic looking - and fun to color. I know Copics are the "IT" marker to color with, however, with a little practice you can achieve a similar look with your Stampin' Up! markers, some watercolor paper and a blender pen. It's not all that hard. I know a lot of people start with the lightest colors, but I'm an opposite type of colorer. I start with the darkest, shadiest spots and drag my color to the lighter areas, so that I don't over saturate my light areas. I can always go back and add color to the dark areas if I need to. The water color paper does allow you to remove color if you need to, but I want that to be a last ditc effort.

Isn't that truck a beauty? Andy and I are always talking about how we wish we had our Grandfather's old pickups. I don't know what Andy's Grandpa had, but my Grandpa had an old Chevy (I think) that was white with a big red stripe down the side. For some reason I want to sa it was a '57, but I could be wrong. And it was a stick shift on the floor. I remember that it even had a choke throttle that he'd have to use once in a while. I loved tooling around the countryside, checking crops in that pickup. Usually the dog got to ride in the cab with us too! Ahhh, the memories!

I opted to use clear embossing powder for the sentiment. It just really made that sentiment POP on the Kraft paper (aka Crumb Cake).

Pretty sweet - huh!

Stamps: Countryside, Word Play
Paper: Kraft, Watercolor Paper, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Versamark
Accessories: SU Markers, Blender pen, Clear EP, heat gun, Vintage Trinkets
Techniques: Watercoloring


JulieG said...

I was looking at the word play set...I think you've talked me into it! Cute card!

Davina Allgrim said...

Love your card. Would never have thought to put that designer paper with that stamp, but it works really well.