25 mars 2013

Vintage Rose Garden (Step by Step with Jennifer)

Happy Monday.  If Monday is not your favorite day of the week, then I offer you a wonderful bouquet of flowers Inkido style just to cheer you. 

Today I want to show you the wonderful stamp I received in addition to the gorgeous papers and embellishments.  

This is Vintage Rose Garden.   I received the most wonderful Inkido stamps in the mail and had to make them the focus of this project.  Gosh I love stamps and the Inkido stamps are magnificent.

Here are some of the Inkido products I used and a little tutorial to follow.

Step 1.  To create my vintage feel and look, I need to ink the edges of my background paper.  I used some light brown here and rub on the edges.

Step 2.  I want to tone down the background paper a little so that my photo image and stamped images are more noticeable.  I use a sponge brush and paint little gesso lightly over my page.  I actually do this often when my background paper is "busier" than I prefer or than I need.  

Step 3.  If my gesso is  heavy or I applied too much, I will thin out by spraying some water right onto the page.  Then use my fingertips in a circular fashion to blend in and thin the gesso.   This technique also takes away any harsh lines created by the gesso - makes then soft and blended.

Step 4.  Rip a piece of  Beautiful Memories Butterfly Border paper as a photo matte. 

Step 5.  Now to have fun with the Inkido stamps.  I stamped the Summar Collage K stamp onto cardstock and then colored with Distress markers - that's what I have available.

Step 6.   Start building your layers and gluing them down. 

Step 7.  Ink the edges of the paper flowers to give them some definition and make them look a little more aged. 

Step 8.  Cut out some butterflies from the Beautiful Memories Butterfly Border paper.  As you are cutting, make sure to cut some butterfly antennas.  I will color my antennas in with a black marker. 

Step 9.  Complete with your favorite Inkido laces, trims, flowers , leaves, and decorative pins.   You can see the adorable little leaf pins in the following two photos that help complete my Inkido flower cluster. 

Here is a better close up of the leaf pins. 

Image credits:  Magic Moonlight Free Images

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7 kommentarer:

Kelly Foster sa...

Beautiful page, Jen, and a great little tutorial, too!! I just love what you've done with that fabulous stamp!

MichelleMc sa...

So very beautiful! Thanks for sharing the step by step!


Thanks for sharing this beautiful page and tutorial, Jennifer!

Bellaidea sa...

Lovely work!

Sandi Cl~ sa...


Bente Fagerberg sa...

Thanks for the lovely tutorial Jennifer. You rocked this!! :-)

Helen Tilbury sa...

Great job Jen & love the step by step!!