Thursday, August 14, 2014

I think I'm hooked!

I'm loving the beautiful cards that are being made as a result of Dawn's lesson on Day 9 at Stretch Your Stamps 2, where she taught us to doodle around a stamped floral image.

I remembered a card I made a few weeks ago and decided to take it and add the outlining to it.  So I started with the stamped card (I've included a picture at the end of my post) and added some tumbled glass shading with a dauber, then went back in with a fine-tip black pen and went to town:


supplies: Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day, Simon's Cotton Candy, worn lipstick, shabby shutters,  peeled paint, and tumbled glass distress, and Hero Arts Soft Canteloupe inks

The difference to me is astounding!


Thanks again for visiting today!

32 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh! I have to get to this part of the class NOW!!! Lin, this looks like you actually drew that whole image! So, so beautiful!

Betty said...

this is so fantastic Lin - i haven't taken the class 'cause i've been away but am going to try this technique - looks like Altenew's painted flowers.

Barbara said...

That is an amazing difference! Love the idea and it gives your own personal touch to the card.

adele holcomb said...

Oh wow! The card was already pretty -- now it's amazing!

http://acraftynutter.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

I'm loving what you've done with the stamps...the doodling looks great.
Must have a go TFS :)

Scrapthat said...

Awesome Lin!! I just did another one too (haven't took a pic yet, hoping to get more done today! ;D )and I'm SURE that I'm not done yet

Janet D. said...

Great job, I want to try this technique too, just waiting for some courage! :)

Meg said...

Fantastic! I love the comparison - so neat how much difference a little free hand scribbling can make!

Sue McRae said...

I am amazed at what a few sketchy lines can do to a card! Wow!

Laura Norris said...

Wow! That is quite a difference. It was pretty before, but that blue background and outlining really makes it pop! It looks so artistic now. You have this technique down Lin!!

Lisa Elton said...

WOW WOW WOW what a difference the black outline makes, this is beautiful Lin!

ThePurplePlace said...

I am with you and now have a whole new way at looking at some of my floral stamps! I LOVE this technique and have had so much fun trying it out!!

Thanks to Dawn and SYS2 -- My favorite two day were yesterday and today!

Bonnie said...

While the original is lovely, the outlining takes this card over the top! Wow!

Barb said...

It really does make such a huge difference! I love that you showed the original again, Lin! I'm hooked on this technique too! Gorgeous card!

joy said...

The difference is amazing, Lin! You have mastered this technique and I can see that it will be a popular one. I think I will give it a try when I decide which flower stamps to use.

Maureen Morton said...

So glad that you're hooked, 'casue I'd be happy to see lots more. This is astounding! It sounds a little scary, but it sure looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Lin, just love what your black outlining did to the original (which was totally gorgeous to begin with!). Looks like such a great technique - I think I'd be totally hopeless at it, but I'll try. Thanks for the inspriation!!

Luckysmom said...

It's amazing what a difference a few strokes of the pen can make. It was easier than I thought it would be. Your card is gorgeous!

Dawn T said...

The doodling really makes the card pop. It brings it to life. I've been a bit scared to try tnis yet. Will have to pluck up the courage.

debby4000 said...

Oh my goodness it looks so different and in my opinion even more gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Irene said...

I am getting so much inspiration from this class and seeing the fabulous creations that others are making...absolutely beautiful!

donna mikasa said...

It's amazing what a few scribbled lines does to your card! Kicks it up a few notches to "amazeballs"!!

Penny Ward said...

Holy cow....what an impact the doodling makes on this card. I loved seeing the before and after. You did such a great job!!! Love it!

Candyce said...

What a difference the extras make. I loved this card when you first posted it and thought it perfect...yet how really neat it looks now!

Theresa's Studio said...

Wow! What a difference the doodling makes and it was a great card but now it looks more like a painting! TFS!

Cat Craig said...

Not much I can add to what everyone else has said. This is such a fantastic technique, in my mind the clear winning take away from class. Your cards are fantastic, and the impact of the doodling really shows up with your before and after. I am loving this technique too. Excellent post Lin.

Anonymous said...

REALLY REALLY awesome!!!!! Your outlining is perfection! Thanks for sharing. I need to get caught up on my class lessons! Have a super weekend!

Em said...

It is so interesting how it changes the whole tone of the card. I like them both a lot but the added whimsy created by the outlining really sends a happy note.

Darnell said...

That is truly amazing, Lin! Thank you for sharing what pizzazz can be added so easily, by showing the after and the before!! Hugs, Darnell

Dottie J said...

Yes! Your card is very nice and you've got Dawn's technique down pat. I love the look the black freehand lines add to the stamped image.

Sarah G said...

What a fantastic before and after! Love the detail and movement added by the doodled outline - I wonder if my hand is steady enough?!

Leni said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing what you learned! The difference...oh I have no words for it, ....brilliant! now I am going to see of I can find some flowers to,try this out myself!