Saturday, February 26, 2011

Hello, Sweetie!!

Okay, I really love this retro stamp set -- especially those little sugar cubes!  I don't know if I can really explain what all is going on here, but I'll try...

The sugar cubes are watercolored with Tempting Turquoise, Taken With Teal and Pacific Point.  Little rosy cheeks are done with Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo.  To really give these guys the sugarcube effect, I carefully painted Crystal Effects on the side and top of each cube, leaving the front/face undone.  I used clear Microbeads on the Crystal Effects, the cut out an extra side arm for each cube and glued them in place with more Crystal Effects.  They look really sugary IRL!

The diamond shaped brads in each corner are the silver ones from the old Vintage Brads.  I covered them with glue, then dusted with ultra-fine glitter.  The flourishes were stamped from Tall Tales Numbers and covered with the same dark pink ultra-fine glitter.

I just love the retro feel!                                      

Stamps:  Coffee & Tea, Tall Tales Numbers

Paper:  Taken With Teal, Melon Mambo, White, Holiday Lounge dsp

Ink:  Black, Tempting Turquoise, Taken With Teal, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink

Accessories:  Vintage Brads, Ultra-fine glitter, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, clear Microbeads, Crystal Effects

1 comment:

Sandi said...

Okay Lisa! What can I say about this?? I can't keep this smile off from my face, it is so darn cute. I would have never dreamed you would have a stamp in this style, but I love what you did with it. I would like to give this one to my husband!! Awesome coloring!!