Monday, March 28, 2011

Lady in Red

I had a fantastic weekend away with my friend Lynne at a stamp camp.
Thanks Lorraine! You did an awesome job! I learnt lots of new techniques.
The background on this card is Marbling using Smooch. Such a fun technique!
I stamped a Hero Arts script background in Stazon. Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry corner stamp was inked in Versafine black.
The lady is from Darkroom Door 1920's Chic stamp it! I stamped her twice in black ink. I then inked the Darkroom Door Plaid Background stamp in Barn Door distress ink and stamped over the second lady image. I then cut out the red skirt and paper pieced to the first cut out image.
Coloured the hat,cape and handbag with Barn Door ink using my water brush.
Black gelly pen to highlight the belt, part of the handbag and ribbon on hat.
The quote is also in Barn Door ink. The classy lady and the quote are attached with foam squares. Background is attached to folded black card.
I am very happy on how this card turned out...hope you like it!
The photo is a touch blurry, sorry about that...maybe I should take photos rather than scanning?
If anyone is interested to know how to do the Marbling, just email me or let me know in the comments box. If enough people are interested I may try and do step by step photo tutorial!


  1. A very classy card Shirley! Glad you had a good weekend away! xx

  2. So pretty! I'm envious of your weekend away - sounds great! I just did a class on marbling with Smooch too - isn't it great? I love the effect. Your card is so well put together. I know what you mean about blurry scans, but I know if I waited to get pictures taken, I'd never blog anything. So blurry and blogged it is for me. (That I'm no great shakes at photography either!)

  3. Gorgeous card Shirley....and sounds like a wonderful weekend away... stamp camp... love it... I find the same thing with my scanner... always seem to get a better pic with the camera... nice to see your new blog...

    Jenny x

  4. very stylish Shirley. I would love to know about the marbling technique. Do you need to buy smooshing paint/ink?

  5. Lovely card, Shirley, & very clever idea to use the b'ground stamp for the paper piecing, it looks very effective :)

  6. glad you had a great time Shirley :) was lovely to have you both there. lots of laughs, lots of fun and lots of techniques :) glad you loved this marbling technique - very easy to do and very effective :) looks great xx xx

  7. Great card! Gorgeous result with the marbling. Love how you did the skirt.