Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thinking of You

Sometimes when I see an image I have a distinct idea of how I'll progress with it to make a card or 3-D item. This was one of those projects.

I knew when I saw this Sassy Cheryl digital stamp that I wanted to create an antiqued look using tea dye ink. It's a style I'd like to do more often but it takes just the right image for this look.



After coloring my image with prisma pencils, I sponged Tim Holtz' tea dye ink over the cardstock, with more concentration on the edges. It softened the colors and gave it an aged look.


This little clothespin teddy bear was part of my inspiration.. she's been with me for over 25 years and she has that tea-dye look too. Working on this shabby-chic, distressed look is a style I promised myself I would work on this year as one of my goals. What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by..'til next time, be safe in all you do.

11 comments:

Dawn B. said...

As soon as I saw this image I thought of you slaving away in your kitchen creating one of your favorite recipes...This is awesome Peggy. I love the antiquing and what a sweet bear..Awww.

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous image Peggy and I love the soft colours you have used to colour her the distressing looks great I also love the product of your inspiration she looks fabby.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Cindy said...

Peggy, I love this. It is just so sweet and so nicely done. Love your shabby chic look too. You did a wonderful job with it.

Cheryl said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out!
Gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Peggy, this card is just beautiful!!
I love how you made it look aged. What cute bear!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What an absolutely fabulous, fun card peggy. I love the soft, vintage feel to this and the image is just adorable!

Scrapping Julie said...

terrific job on this peggy!!!

Ann said...

I love this-the image, the coloring-everything about it!

Micki Switzer said...

What do I think?? I think you are my hero for setting a goal and getting on with the task. Really cute teddy....to go with the really cute card.

Gina said...

Peggy, I just love this. Great job with the shabby chic look, I think you do it well! I just posted my first card with one of her images too. Yep, the digi bug bit me hard!

Heather said...

Beautiful coloring.. I might have to break out my prisma's again..

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