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New England Stamper: Gingersnaps Famous Painters Challenge

August 7, 2010

Gingersnaps Famous Painters Challenge

Our current Chestnut theme challenge on the Gingersnaps blog right now is Famous Painters and here's the card I made for it. The Leonardo image is from Lost Coast Designs and is called Cosmos Face.

The image was stamped on a piece of cream c/stock that I dyed using coffee - yes, coffee! I had some left in the pot one morning, so poured it into a shallow tray and used it to color some sheets of c/stock. You can have tea-dyed things, right, so why not coffee?

In the new TJ technique newsletter (Aug/Sept '10) there's a super easy technique called Worn Wallpaper, where you stamp a crackle stamp with white ink onto a piece of designer paper. This is what I did for the background using a piece of d/p from Basic Grey and I really like how it turned out. Simple is good!

Hope you're having a great weekend!


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Blogger Terry said...

What a great use of coffee! She is stunning! The BG paper is wonderful with your image!

August 7, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have combined your colours and techniques beautifully, Ali. I have dyed with tea but not coffee, why not though the colour you achieved is soft and warm.

August 7, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Linda64 said...

Ali, I really like the crackle effect on the design paper. Any tip on where to find a crackle stamp ?? Wishing you a wonderfull sunday.

August 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Vicki Romaine said...

I love this "masterpiece", The colors are beautiful. You do such neat and classic work.

August 8, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

I may just have to get out my Leonardo stamps for this one. Great card, and I love that crackle effect. xx

August 11, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Shar said...

Stunning! Love the background and your image is perfect!

August 12, 2010 at 7:49 AM  

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