Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Blog hop

Today, I'm thrilled to be part of a blog hop by Current and Alumni Design Team Members from Heartfelt Creations. I always love hops and today is no exception. I hope you will enjoy what we have created for your inspiration and since this is a circular hop, you don't need to worry about a start and end. Start where you are at and blog hop until you get back to where you started. Fun, eh?!!



I used an older Heartfelt Creations stamp, Clematis/Cottage Set. I love the lovely vintage feel of this image and while I know it isn't necessarily a vintage image, it lends itself beautifully for this soft colouring technique. Hold on to your cuppa something wonderful as I tell you I coloured it with sponges. I know!


I pulled out my entire palette of distress inks and every sponge wedge I own and went to town. It's a terrific, quick colouring technique that Stamper's Sampler asked me submit several cards done this way for publication. If you want to see them, I have them in this blog post. I stamped the image using Espresso Adirondack ink and then stamped Vintage Life Background Stamp over top and immediately started sponging which smudges the words over the image.

To continue with the hop, here's the order;

Loretta Mitchell Lock (you are here)  
Linda Payne 



Enjoy!!!

stamps; clematis/cottage set, vintage life background set (heartfelt creations)
paper; ancestry (K&Co), geneva, walnut creme (bazzill) 
ink; espresso adirondack, forest moss, peeled paint, fired brick, victorian velvet, milled lavender, stormy sky, antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo, walnut stain distress ink (ranger) 
accessories; jumbo border punch (ek success), natural lace pack (kaiser craft), satin ribbon, linen thread (SU!), modern brown button (bazzill), cowboy dew drops (the robin's nest)  

18 comments:

Olga said...

WOW! This is beautiful!!!!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Loretta, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Dina K. said...

I love this Loretta! I've long been an admirer of your work - so fun to be hopping with you today. :) Hugs, Dina

Selma said...

This is such a gorgeous vintage card. All that sponging is just fabulous. I always love to see your beautiful creations.

Sue W said...

What a beautiful card Loretta! Fabulous sponging and I love the text background and your rich colours too!

Georgei said...

what a very beautiful card
like very much the vintage
thank for showing

Clare Curcio said...

This is fabulous, Loretta! Getting me in the mood for Autumn colors! You always do such a great job!

Payne Holler Cards said...

THUD! toooooo gorgeous and lovin the vintage feel (my new "to learn" project is vintage)...going to head over to your other post now!!!
this is really stunning!!!

Donna said...

Stunning card Loretta, love the earthy colors, wonderful coloring.
A very Rich and warm card.
Thanks for sharing
donna

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Gorgeous. I love your coloring. Such a wonderful vintage look....

Angelica said...

Loretta, your card is amazing I love the look of your stamped image.

Janett said...

I love this card,it's wonderful

Brenda said...

Your card is beautiful - love the tehnique you used.

Stamping Becky said...

Beautiful card, Loretta! So rich and detailed.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my, so Beautiful!!! Hard to believe you colored it all with sponges, the results are just terrific!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Loretta! Wonderful coloring of this beautiful image!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful vintage card!

Jan said...

Beautiful colored image and love the colors, design and the satin bow!

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