Susan's Saga

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Playing...

I was playing with some retired Stampin' Up! sets, and also with some watercolour paper and Stampin' Up! marking pens and other inks, including an archival one. I wanted to see if I could get a vinatge-y watercolour-ey effect. I thought I liked the first try alright but wasn't sure if it was finished:

  I kinda liked the background (done with a blending pen and spraying water on the watercolour paper before and after and during colouring with the blender pen, whatever seemed right at the time - lol!). But there was still too much open space for my liking. It didn't really hang together, or something.

So I got out a script stamp from the recent summer mini catalogue (it's in the Open Sea stamp set) and stamped right on over the whole thing a couple of times with archival ink.

Yeahhhh. I liked that better. :)

3 comments:

Alz said...

I'm speechless here Susan! Your tag is sooooooo beautiful. Love it with the extra stamping on it. :) xx

Carla Murphy said...

That is GORGEOUS!! Love all the elements of your collage and definitely love the script stamp over top. Happy Easter Susan!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Beautiful combination of images and color. Such a pretty vintage-inspired "look". TFS