Thursday, 31 May 2012

OMG - Uninked Stamp Stash

I have been very industrious lately sorting my stamps and putting the ones I want to keep into clear CD cases and putting the ones I want to sell aside for listing on trade me. Well while I was beavering away I discovered a whole clear doco file (how I stored previously) full of uninked Gorjuss Girls.  Holy Moly what on earth was I up to?????  I have quickly remedied that and stamped off a few on watercolour paper.
Here is the first card I have created using one of these cuties.........

And seeing as how everytime I use a precoloured image I get loads of comments about my fabulous colouring skills (which shows people never read my posts as I always say "I have used a precoloured image) here is my ACTUAL colouring........
 This is coloured using prismacolor pencils and polychromos pencils with mineral spirits for blending on watercolour paper.
The shadow is copic markers N0 & N2
Papers are MME

I am entering my card in the following challenges ( got to love Feline Playful<3 )
Colour Throwdown 
Crafting for all seasons - lots of layers
Ribbon Carousel - Pintrest Inspiration
Divas by design - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky Challenge - Celebration
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiments - Anything Goes ( with a sentiment )
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
Oldie but a goodie - Anything goes (stamp is about 2 years old and was previously uninked)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch

33 comments:

Cheryl said...

Such a sweet image - and beautifully colored! Love the patchwork background and the awesome combo of embellies! Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Lynne Phelps said...

I saw your post on SCS and I like the toothy texture of the pencil on watercolor paper! I think people stress the smooth shading too much since Copics came out, we try to achieve that perfectly blended look with mineral spirits when scribbled and shaded pencil has a completely different charm all it's own!

Lynne Phelps said...

I saw your post on SCS and I like the toothy texture of the pencil on watercolor paper! I think people stress the smooth shading too much since Copics came out, we try to achieve that perfectly blended look with mineral spirits when scribbled and shaded pencil has a completely different charm all it's own!

gale said...

Your coloring is fab! lol. I think I always read and see when you've used a colored image but maybe I've missed some...

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the coarser effect of the coloring on watercolor paper! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Vicky said...

Beautiful card, your colouring is gorgeous. I love the combination of flowers and lace. Thank you for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, Good Luck!

hugs Vicky x x x

debby4000 said...

Oh what adorable, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Joy said...

You have coloured this sweet little girl in perfectly... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

your card is so adorable..i love the way you mixed the pattern paper..something I need to work on..lovely

Kathy said...

I just read your post on SCS and followed your link. I like paper with "tooth" for colored pencils over the smooth look myself. I'm not fond of color that sits on top of paper so your coloring is right up my alley. Love the built-in texture of the water color paper; it really gives this card more dimension. As for the blending I think it looks great and adds rather than subtracts. Very cute girl, is that stamp still available in stores? She's so cute!

Winnie said...

She is precious Lou! I love your coloring and blending with pencils. Great papers and love the flowers you added on this too.

jan farnworth said...

very pretty thanks for playing along with the perfect sentiment.

Rebekah said...

Fabulous work thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Lizy said...

This is sooo lovely! I can't believe she has been filed away, un-inked! Well you have certainly done her first outing justice! :)
Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons this week! :)
Lizy DT x

Dana said...

Oh she is cute!!!! Isn't it fun finding new treasures!!!

Margaret said...

Hi Lou! Fabulous card. LOL! I've had that happen to me too when I've used a pre-colored image and everyone tells me how great the coloring job was. You did excellent with your coloring skillz on this one. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is a darling image- love your coloring- what a great hidden treasure to find!!!

Emkay said...

She is adorable, and your colouring is perfect. What a sweet card!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the textured paper with your wonderfully colored image, beautiful card! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

Rach83 said...

Lovely card, Louise. I love finding new goodies that had been forgotten. Great colour scheme and embellies too.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope we'll see you back soon.

Rachel x

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors...I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/06/52-card-pickup-week-22.html

Julie said...

Fab card Lou,really love the design and have to say ( I do read your posts lol) that I love the effect the watercolour paper gives to your colouring boy those pencils give gorgeous results! Have a restful evening,Julie x

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers, colors, everything! Thanks for joining us at PTW!

Esther said...

Beautiful, sweet card!
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Louise, stunning card love your colouring to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jenn Embry said...

Adorable card! I think your coloring is great! I would be so excited if I found a container of uninked stamps. I'd feel like I had hit the jackpot. LOL

Amy Johnson said...

Very pretty. Love the colors and the coloring.

Eryn said...

Your colouring is beautiful! this turned out lovely! I like the idea of watercolour paper, the texture is nice.

PeaMommy said...

This card has inspired me to do more coloring of my own. I love the vibrant colors, the use of textured paper, and the way you pulled it all together with your choice of embellishments. You should definitely do more like this!

Mary J said...

So gorgeous Louise! Your colouring is amazing in this and love the lace - perfect finishing touch!

paperiedreams said...

I am so addicted to these stamps! This is beautiful card and your coloring is awesome! I always use copics and have never tried the pencils but i like this how this looks! :)

Marilyn said...

Isn't she cute as can be! I just got my first Gorguss stamp and I like them. Great colouring on your little gal and your flowers and lace are so pretty along the side.