Sunday, August 5, 2007

Vintage Retro


I colored a few images tonight and decided to make a card with Retro Robin, who's new in the house. I got her in my last Eclectic Paperie order.

Ever since I saw the Dare to Get Dirty challenge for the Vintage Values technique, I knew I wanted to do a very modern image with this one. So here's Robin, who I stamped in Palette Hybrid Noir on Paper Accents Pearlized White cardstock. I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils & Odorless Mineral Spirits. Then I sponged her (and her little puppy) with Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, & Chocolate Chip, in that order. After layering Robin on a piece of Guava cardstock and sponging the edges, I pierced holes for the brads and put them in.

For the card base, I stamped Print Pattern on Tempting Turquoise in the same ink. I used a white gel pen to accent the points. I tied some May Arts ribbon & some SU Turquoise Grosgrain around, and then popped up the main image with Foam Mounting Tape. At the last minute, I added the sentiment from All Holidays, stamped in Palette Hybrid Noir.

I've had some questions regarding the Paper Accents Pearlized White Paper vs. Stampin Up! Shimmer White. I have to say that I really can't tell the difference between the two. When laid side by side, they are the exact same weight. I think (when really looking hard!) that the SU Shimmer CS is a TINY bit whiter, but I have found myself getting them confused, and I'm a pretty big paper snob! The texture is the same, they take ink the same, and they're both awesome for coloring (Prismacolors, Markers, Watercolor, etc...). Anyway, I hope this helps! Just make sure you order the cardstock and not the text weight paper...it's great and all but very delicate.

Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Shannan, just wanted to say what a great blog. Just found your site via Poetic Atristry. I love your colouring, so inspirational!
hugz from Michelle in Australia!
www.michelleohaire.blogspot.com

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a beautiful card!

Colleen Schaan said...

Gorgeous card...I am so going to have to buy some Rubber Romance stamps...

Your card yesterday was stunning...very elegant.

Melissa said...

Fabulous card Shannan! I just know I'm going to break down and buy some RR stamps!

TheDvineMissM said...

This is awesome! I love your coloring work and all the elements involved. Thanks for sharing!

Verve Visual said...

This card ROCKS! I've been in a cave or something, because I haven't heard of this vintage technique, but it looks AWESOME!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, love your coloring, have to get me some of these stamps, love them.

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, love your coloring, have to get me some of these stamps, love them.

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, love your coloring, have to get me some of these stamps, love them.

lacyquilter said...

I love this card, especially the fun brads in different sizes.

Christi said...

I love Retro Robin! This card is so chic and vintage. Love it!!

Joy said...

Girl, you are knockin' my socks off with these images! I loooooooove it!

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