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.
My wonderful image is from Magic Moonlight Free Images.
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 Tim Holtz Antique Linen 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 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.
Thanks a million for looking. Stop by the Inkido blog to see how the other Design team members are using Inkido products.
Inkido Cartas de Amor Collection - Satin Pink ( used in the background)
Inkido Beautiful Memories Collection - Butterfly Border SM12455
Inkido Stamp Sommar Collage K STZ1657
Inkido Stick Pins - leaf
Inkido Paper flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Markers- Crushed Olive, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen,